Tag Archives: Tiya Miles

Tiya Miles Lecture on “The Dawn of Detroit” (Indigenous Peoples’ Day)

The book page is here. The blurb: Most Americans believe that slavery was a creature of the South, and that Northern states and territories provided stops on the Underground Railroad for fugitive slaves on their way to Canada. In this … Continue reading

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ICT Profile of Tiya Miles

Here. Tiya is one of our favorite scholars. An excerpt: Miles is best known for her study of the relationship between African and Cherokee peoples in American history, and her two books on the topic: Ties That Bind: The Story … Continue reading

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Interview with Tiya Miles on NPR’s Tell Me More

Prof. Miles was yesterday interviewed about the history of the Cherokee Nation and Freedmen here. MILES: Well, I think that those legacies remain with us. And I think that in the case of the Cherokee Nation and other native nations, … Continue reading

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Tiya Miles Wins MacAurthur Foundation Genius Grant

Here, from the NYTs: This year three fellows came from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. They are Tiya Miles, 41, a public historian and history professor who has researched the relationships between African and Cherokee people in colonial America; … Continue reading

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NYTs “Room for Debate” — Tribal Rights vs. Racial Justice (Cherokee Freedmen Expulsion)

The New York Times’ “Room for Debate” series has published a series of articles on the Cherokee Freedmen controversy. Debaters Define ‘Real Indians’ Kevin Noble Maillard, law professor, Syracuse University It’s About Ancestry Cara Cowan-Watts, speaker, Cherokee Council A Weak … Continue reading

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Tiya Miles on The Narrative of Nancy, a Cherokee Woman

Tiya Miles (University of Michigan) has published “The Narrative of Nancy, a Cherokee Woman” in the recent issue of Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies (H/T Legal History Blog). From the intro: On November 24, 1801, Nancy, “by appearance an … Continue reading

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