This book gives a comprehensive history of the Choctaw tribe. I knew little of them before this book. The Choctaw’s were one of the last civilized tribes. The Choctaw women were not view as inferior as women were at the time in White culture. Choctaw’s viewed reading as important and really supported their children going to school. Not just the boy but they wanted their girls in school long before society thought they should. One common theme throughout the book as westward expansion really screwed the native Americans.
Jefferson never intended his humane policies for the Indians to prevail. He wanted to make them farmers which made them stuck to one piece of land so the government could but up the rest.