The Five Civilized Tribes
Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Seminole
"The Five Civilized Tribes constituted the farthermost bulwark of civilization against the buffalo Indians, they diverted the streams of westward migration, their segregation was America’s most important experiment in anthropology, and the government’s experience with them formed the basis of much of its subsequent Indian policy. . . Mr. Foreman’s account is pure history, sober and fully documented, although heroism and romance show through its scholarship."-Christian Science Monitor.
"In separate sections, the author takes up successively the adventures of the five tribes, mixing the important with the unimportant, the dramatic with the tedious. . . His style is by no means difficult or pretentious, and it is touched with sympathy and indignation."-New York Times."One of the important sources for the history of the Indians in the Southeast."-Florida Historical Quarterly.
"An historiographical summation. . . of the trek of the five great Southeastern Indian tribes from their old homes to the Indian territory west of the Mississippi. . . The author has done splendidly what he set out to do, and the resulting volume is a contribution of value to frontier history."-American Anthropologist.
455 pp — ©1985