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As the eyes of the late 18th century Americans fell upon the territories occupied by the Cherokee Nation, the cultural disparities between the two nations became a source of apprehension. Most challenging to many Americans was the differences between the traditional roles of women. Instead of possessing the domestic, submissive role of the American homemaker, Cherokee women held positions of authority within society.
Rogner, Danielle, "Cherokee Acculturation & the Fall of Women's Status" (2013). Honors Theses. 8.
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