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The Cherokee People : The Story of the Cherokees from Earliest Origins to Contemporary Times

In carefully researched and documented text and vivid, detailed drawings, the author of The Mystic Warrior of the Plains depicts the Cherokees' ancient culture and lifestyle, their government, dress, and family life. Mails chronicles the fundamentals of vital Cherokee spiritual beliefs and practices, their powerful rituals, and their joyful festivals, as well as the story of the gradual encroachment that all but destroyed their civilization. $250.00 (you save $50.00)

Cherokee People

John Rollin Ridge: His Life and Works
by James W. Parin

Ridge (1827-67) was a man of contradictions, and Parins (professor of English and director of American Native Press Archives at the Univ. of Arkansas at Little Rock) makes a valiant effort to sort him out. Son and grandson of Cherokee leaders, Ridge continued his forebears' philosophy of assimilation; for him, success lay in making the transition from "a primitive aboriginal existence to a modern civilized one," as his family had done. Extremely well educated for his time and place, Ridge used the pen as his weapon. Parins analyzes his journalism, his poetry, and his best-known work--a novel about the California bandit Joaquin Murieta, with whom Ridge identified. Parins does a better job with the literary criticism than with the biography. It's only in the epilog that he begins to offer some insights into this complex man. For larger history and literature collections.

John Rollin Ridge

Cherokee Dragon : A Novel of the Real People

Acclaimed novelist Robert J. Conley once again mines the history of his people, the Cherokee. In a fascinating and compelling novel, he explores the life of Dragging Canoe, the last great war chief of the united Cherokee tribe. In the late eighteenth century, as the English settlers begin steadily encroaching upon the Cherokee lands, the Nation--split up amongst several towns and many chiefs--unites in a series of battles under the war chief Dragging Canoe.

Cherokee Dragon
Clearcut - Video

Multileveled drama about Indian activist Greene (who kidnaps the boss of a sawmill company responsible for cutting down forests) and naively liberal laywer Lea (who's failed to halt the destruction in the courts). Presence of graphic violence in the midst of a thought-provoking drama is jarring, to say the least, but the subject, and Greene's performance, make it worthwhile.
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Cherokee by Blood : Records of Eastern Cherokee Ancestry in the U.S. Court of Claims, 1906-1910, Vol 7, Applications 16746-20100

Cherokee Ancestry

Pushing the Bear : A Novel of the Trail of Tears (Harvest American Writing)
by Diane Glancy

Pushing the Bear

Glancy's novel is an exquisitely sad tale of the forced eviction of 13,000 Cherokee in 1838 from their lands in North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. Known as the Trail of Tears, the Cherokee were forced to leave their homelands and walk 900 miles through four winter months to a reservation in Oklahoma; nearly a quarter of them died or disappeared along the way. In this fictionalized account of the forced march, Glancy introduces the reader to a young woman and her family who struggle to survive the torturous journey. As we follow Maritole and her husband, Knobowtee, we witness the horrors firsthand: cruelty, disease, fatigue, and especially sorrow, as the atrocities are played out by family members and dozens of other characters. Using the voices of both the captive Cherokee and the white soldiers, and subtly incorporating her extensive research on the subject, Glancy provides a moving firsthand account of a terrible moment in U.S. history. Kathleen Hughes

John Rollin Ridge

The Earth Shall Weep : A History of Native America

The Earth Shall Weep

Native Americans continue to hold a special place in the modern imagination. Images of the Native American as "noble savage," as grunting Hollywood brute, or even as nature lover reinforce what author James Wilson describes as "the principal role of Indians in US culture throughout the twentieth century: helping America imagine its own history." Wilson hopes to rescue them from this role and place Native Americans within their own context by attempting to view the Indian-European encounter through their eyes. The result is an engaging history of North America and its peoples--and a welcome addition to the already voluminous literature on the subject.

The Earth Shall Weep

Cherokee Women: Gender and Culture Change, 1700-1835

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Walking on the Wind : Cherokee Teachings for Healing Through Harmony and Balance
Traditional Cherokee teachings passed down by author Michael Garrett's great-grandfather instruct us that all things are connected, have purpose, and are worthy of respect and reverence. Through stories of the Sacred Fire, the Talking Circle, the Giveaway, and Community, these stories counsel us to keep our feet on Mother Earth, our eyes and minds above the tree tops, and our spirit with the Great Universal Spirit.

Walking On the Wind


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