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The Cherokee kid : Will Rogers, tribal identity, and the making of an American icon

Author: Amy M Ware
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2015]
Series: Culture America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ware's book challenges the common view that famous Oklahoman humorist Will Rogers (1879-1935) was disengaged from his Cherokee roots and/or that those roots were superfluous at best. Amy Ware, on the contrary, argues that Rogers's legitimate Cherokee heritage remained a self-defining aspect of his life, his work, and his principles"--
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Will Rogers; Will Rogers; Will Rogers; Will Rogers
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy M Ware
ISBN: 9780700621002 0700621008
OCLC Number: 895730901
Description: x, 317 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Culture America.
Responsibility: Amy M. Ware.
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"Ware's book challenges the common view that famous Oklahoman humorist Will Rogers (1879-1935) was disengaged from his Cherokee roots and/or that those roots were superfluous at best. Amy Ware, on the contrary, argues that Rogers's legitimate Cherokee heritage remained a self-defining aspect of his life, his work, and his principles"--

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"Ware synthesizes evidence mined from previously published works by and about Rogers with the newest standards of scholarship in Native American studies, offering her own deep reading of Rogers s Read more...

 
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