NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Up from Poverty? The 1832 Cherokee Land Lottery and the Long-run Distribution of Wealth

Hoyt Bleakley, Joseph P. Ferrie

NBER Working Paper No. 19175
Issued in June 2013

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Draft version. Comments welcome. The authors thank Chris Roudiez for managing some of the transcription, and Lou Cain, Greg Clark, Bob Fogel, Matt Gentzkow, Tim Guinnane, Erik Hurst, Petra Moser, Kevin Murphy, Paul Niehaus, Emily Oster, Jonathan Pritchett, Rachel Soloveichik, Chris Woodru, and seminar participants at the University of Chicago, Yale University, Tulane University, and the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) for helpful comments. We gratefully acknowledge funding support from the Stigler Center and the Center for Population Economics, both at the University of Chicago. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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