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Dan B. Wimberly

Dan B. Wimberly is a retired professor of History from Oklahoma Wesleyan University where he taught for twenty years. He holds a PhD in History from Texas Tech University and is author of FRONTIER RELIGIONS: ELDER DANIEL PARKER: HIS RELIGION AND POLITICAL LIFE. Wimberly has a professional interest in Native American History, the Old South, and Baptist History.

Books by Dan B. Wimberly

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Cherokee in Controversy: The Life of Jesse Bushyhead
By author: Dan B. Wimberly
Product Code: H930
ISBN: 9780881466072
Product Format: Hardback
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Price:  $29.00
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Jesse Bushyhead was a detachment leader during the forced Indian removal on what has become known as the Trail of Tears. In this capacity, he was responsible for the safe conduct of more than 900 emigrants from Tennessee to Indian Territory in eastern Oklahoma. After the journey, Bushyhead was a principal participant in the formation of the new Cherokee government, providing stability in the turbulent and often internecine struggle between factions. And although without legal training, he served the new government as a chief justice of the Cherokee Supreme Court. Yet during these challenges, Bushyhead, also a Baptist minister, assisted missionary Evan Jones in establishing a vibrant Baptist presence among Cherokees.