Red Eagle's Children: Weatherford vs. Weatherford et al

Red Eagle s Children Weatherford vs Weatherford et al Red EagleOCOs Children presents the legal proceedings in an inheritance dispute that serves as an unexpected window on the intersection of two cultural and legal systems Creek Indian and Euro American

  • Title: Red Eagle's Children: Weatherford vs. Weatherford et al
  • Author: J. Anthony Paredes
  • ISBN: 9780817386238
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Red EagleOCOs Children presents the legal proceedings in an inheritance dispute that serves as an unexpected window on the intersection of two cultural and legal systems Creek Indian and Euro American Case 1299 Weatherford vs Weatherford et al appeared in the Chancery Court of Mobile in 1846 when William OC Red EagleOCO WeatherfordOCOs son by the Indian woman Supa Red EagleOCOs Children presents the legal proceedings in an inheritance dispute that serves as an unexpected window on the intersection of two cultural and legal systems Creek Indian and Euro American Case 1299 Weatherford vs Weatherford et al appeared in the Chancery Court of Mobile in 1846 when William OC Red EagleOCO WeatherfordOCOs son by the Indian woman Supalamy sued his half siblings fathered by Weatherford with two other Creek women, Polly Moniac and Mary Stiggins, for a greater share of WeatherfordOCOs estate While the court recognized William Jr as the son of William Sr he nevertheless lost his petition for inheritance due to the lack of legal evidence concerning the marriage of his biological mother to William Sr The case, which went to the Alabama Supreme Court in 1851, provides a record of an attempt to interrelate and, perhaps, manipulate differences in cultures as they played out within the ritualized, arcane world of antebellum Alabama jurisprudence a Although the case has value in the classic mold of salvage ethnography of Creek Indian culture, Red EagleOCOs Children, edited by J Anthony Paredes and Judith Knight, shows that its enduring value lies in being a source for historical ethnographyOCothat is, for anthropological analyses of cultural dynamics of the past events that complement the narratives of professional historians a Contributors David I Durham Robbie Ethridge Judith Knight J Anthony Paredes Paul M Pruitt Jr Nina Gail Thrower Robert Thrower Gregory A Waselkov a

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