Bad Fruits of the Civilized Tree  


Bad Fruits of the Civilized Tree
U of Nebraska Press | October 20, 2021 | 260 pages
ISBN: 9780803225060

Bad Fruits of the Civilized Tree examines the role of alcohol among the Cherokees through more than two hundred years, from contact with white traders until Oklahoma reached statehood in 1907. While acknowledging the addictive and socially destructive effects of alcohol, Izumi Ishii also examines the ways in which alcohol was culturally integrated into Native society and how it served the overarching economic and political goals of the Cherokee Nation.