Cherokee Relationship

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There have been many instances in which the Cherokees and the Americans have demonstrated a great, amicable, and mutually beneficial relationship. From the introduction of the Christian religion to the increased literacy due to the printing press, the Cherokees relationship with the whites have produced numerous benefits. Although there is no reason for this favorable relationship to change, the circumstances presented to us at this point in history have necessitated an adjustment in the relations between our two nations. The preservation of Cherokee sovereignty and the Cherokee people themselves is a goal of myself as a Cherokee, as well as all of the Cherokee and esteemed white members in attendance at this summit generously held at …show more content…
The animals that we rely on for sustenance have heeded the need for this migration before we have even realized it, and have already started to move towards the west as the white man has become our ever closer neighbor. Our two civilized societies are causing much unnecessary harm and destruction by being on the same path in the same territory. It is our duty as Cherokee to create a new path, a path that leads away from the white man, across the Mississippi to the land that awaits us in the …show more content…
I have experienced the repercussions that have resulted from the too close interactions between the whites and the Cherokee that have resulted from the overlapping of the Cherokee and American nations. In my time at the American Boards Boarding school in Cornwall, Connecticut, I fell in love with and married Sarah Bird Northrup, a white woman. The racism and hatred that we experienced in the first days and even hours of our marriage affirm my belief that the coexistence of the Cherokee and American populace as a whole is impossible and our attempts to coexist within such a small area are futile and will only result in more hardships for both the Cherokee and the whites. There are simply too many differences between our respective cultures. The relationships between Whites and Cherokees would be more beneficial if there was a buffer between our two nations, and the geographical barrier of distance is the perfect compromise. Peaceful relations and profitable trade would still be possible and even more beneficial for both of our nations and the sovereignty of both would be

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