The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 2, July 1898 - April, 1899 Page: 72
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72 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
The Nation now numbers about twenty eight thousand souls,
consisting of pure and mixed-blood Cherokees, of 'whites who have
intermarried with them, of other tribes absorbed by them, and of
negroes who, though socially distinct, have acquired civil rights
under their government. Although so composite in character, this
people has, for years, been daily becoming more homogeneous in all
that appertains to its national life.
Notwithstanding the faults, the failures, and the infirmities of
the Cherokee Nation, it may be said to have achieved a splendid
victory over the calamities that have, for a hundred years, deci-
mated its numbers and imperiled its life; and history will record
that the Oherokee, in his individual progress, has demonstrated
"the capability of the American Indian, under favorable conditions,
to realize in a high degree the possibilities of Anglo-Saxon civili-
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Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 2, July 1898 - April, 1899, periodical, 1898/1899; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101011/m1/76/: accessed November 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.