048 Lincoya Jackson, Indian Adoption, and the Politics of Antebellum Expansion with Dawn Peterson

048 Lincoya Jackson, Indian Adoption, and the Politics of Antebellum Expansion with Dawn Peterson

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During his invasion of Creek Indian territory in 1813, future U.S. president Andrew Jackson discovered a Creek infant orphaned by his troops. Moved by an “unusual sympathy,” Jackson sent the child to be adopted into his Tennessee plantation household. Through the stories of nearly a dozen white adopters, adopted Indian children, and their Native parents, Dawn Peterson opens a window onto the forgotten history of adoption in early nineteenth-century America. Indians in the Family shows the ... See More

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