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Roots of Our RenewalEthnobotany and Cherokee Environmental Governance$
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Clint Carroll

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816690893

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816690893.001.0001

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The Spirit of This Land

The Spirit of This Land

Terrains of Cherokee Governance

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(p.139) Chapter 5 The Spirit of This Land
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Roots of Our Renewal
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Clint Carroll

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816690893.003.0006

In chapter 5, “The Spirit of This Land,” I discuss current attempts by the Cherokee Nation government to deal with the paradoxes of Cherokee state-building. I describe how Principal Chief Chad Smith’s administration made significant attempts to bridge the gap between the central government and Cherokee communities, and the obstacles that arose in the process. Such obstacles were manifested both in the structure of the current Cherokee Nation government and in the process by which the tribal administration sought to carry out its goals.

Keywords:   Political ecology, Environment, Indigenous government, Self-determination, Natural resource management

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