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Reading “Cherokee Women Address Their Nation” | A Primary Source Close Read

In 1817, a group of Cherokee women wrote an address against the trade of Cherokee lands for lands in Arkansas. In this primary close read video, BRI staff Kirk and Liz read this petition, "Cherokee Women Address Their Nation," delivered to the Cherokee National Council by the Cherokee women. How do these women establish their authority to speak at the council and how do they see the role of motherhood as it relates to land removal?