On the Mysterious 1831 Cherokee Manuscript or Jisdu Fixes John Locke’s Two Treatises of Civil Government

  • Brian Burkhart California State University, Northridge
Keywords: Native American, Cherokee, John Locke, Trickster, Red Reading

Abstract

This article imagines that the Cherokee Rabbit Trickster, Jisdu, got his hands on the orginal manuscript of John Locke's Two Treatises on Civil Government.  What is presented here is Jisdu's rewritting and reimaging from with a Cherokee context the ideas of Locke's foundational work on popular sovereignty and private property.

Author Biography

Brian Burkhart, California State University, Northridge

Director/Associate Professor

American Indian Studies

Philosophy

Phd Philosophy Indiana University, Bloomington (2008)

Published
2018-04-25
How to Cite
Burkhart, B. (2018). On the Mysterious 1831 Cherokee Manuscript or Jisdu Fixes John Locke’s Two Treatises of Civil Government. Transmotion, 4(1), 40-76. Retrieved from https://journals.kent.ac.uk/index.php/transmotion/article/view/372
Section
Red Readings