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This first scholarly version of the writings of a distinct local American girl info a rare existence in a mixture of genres together with oral heritage, ethnography, and western event sketches. Narcissa Owen used to be of combined Cherokee and Scots-Irish descent and the daughter of a pacesetter of the outdated Settlers (those Cherokees who moved west sooner than their next pressured elimination by way of the U.S. govt, the infamous path of Tears).
The Memoirs show a desirable and complicated 19th-century woman—an artist, tune instructor, storyteller, accomplice slave proprietor, Washington socialite, spouse of a white railroad govt, widow, and mom of the 1st local American U.S. Senator, Robert L. Owen, Jr. Her writings interpret the background of the tribe and describe the cultural upheaval of the Cherokees relocating west. They additionally supply a glimpse into antebellum, Civil battle, and Reconstruction American life.  

This version presents a wealth of heritage details together with a biographical preface, chronology of Owen's lifestyles, family tree, and textual footnotes. furthermore, an introductory essay locations the Memoirs within the context of Owen's predecessors and contemporaries, together with Cherokee cultural and literary culture, the bigger Indian historical/literary context, and women's writing of the overdue nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
        

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