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    Cherokee-English Arithmetic Book

    John B[uttrick]. Jones. Elementary Arithmetic in Cherokee and English, Designed for Beginners. Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation: Cherokee National Press, 1870. First edition. Twelvemo. [2], 3-61 pages. Quarter cloth over marbled boards. Boards scuffed with some small loss to the lower corners; scattered light foxing, heavier on the preliminary and terminal pages; library mounting remnants on the rear endpaper and pastedown; hinges with cloth reinforcement, else very good condition.

    "Commonly known as the 'half-breed arithmetic,' this was the only volume issued of a projected series of official textbooks for tribal schools" (Hargrett Oklahoma). The series ended because, "as the Cherokee national superintendent of schools explained, 'too much white man."' (James Mooney in Forman).

    References: Forman page 51; Gilcrease pages 58-9; Hargrett, Oklahoma 304; Pilling Iroquoian page 94.


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