Theda Perdue

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Recently appointed to a Guggenheim Fellowship last month, Theda Perdue is a Distinguished Term Professor of History, University of North Carolina, and Chapel Hill. An expert in the field of American Indian history, she also won the Southern Association of Women’s Historians’ Julia Cherry Spruill Award and the Southern Anthropological Society’s James Mooney Prize. She served as President of the American Society for Ethno history and from 2003-4 she was a fellow at the National Humanities Center.


The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears (2007)

Mixed Blood Indians: Racial Construction In The Early South (2005) 

The Cherokees (Indians of North America) (2004)

The Cherokee Removal: A Brief History with Documents (2004)

The Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Southeast (2001)

Cherokee Women: Gender and Culture Change, 1700-1835 (1999)

Cherokee Editor: The Writings of Elias Boudinot (1996)

Nations Remembered: An Oral History of the Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks, and Seminoles in Oklahoma, 1865-1907 (1993)

The American Indian as Slaveholder and Secessionist (1992)

Southern Women: Histories and Identities (1992)

Nations Remembered: An Oral History of the Five Civilized Tribes, 1865-1907 (1980