The Cherokee Nation

Author: Robert J. Conley
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826332358
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Robert Conley's history of the Cherokees is the first to be endorsed by the Cherokee Nation and to be written by a Cherokee.

The Cherokee Indian Nation

Author: Duane H. King
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9781572334519
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This important book explores the truth behind the legends, offering new insights into the turbulent history of these Native Americans. The book's readable style will appeal to all those interested in American Indians. "Any serious historian or reader of Native American literature must add Dr. King's classic book to their collection to appreciate its dimension and quality of research reporting." --Don Shadburn, Forsyth County News (Cummings, GA)

Western Cherokee Nation of Arkansas and Missouri A History A Heritage

Author: Cantrell Dr Doyne Two Wolves
Publisher: Doyne Cantrell
ISBN: 055707892X
Format: PDF, Docs
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For over 150 years the History of the Western Cherokee Nation of Arkansas and Missouri has been verbally handed down from generation to generation. Now, in this definitive work, combined by Doyne "Two Wolves" Cantrell our Heritage, culture, religious beliefs and traditions are now immortalized forever. The trials that our ancestors experienced and the hardships they endured have formed the basis for our lives today. This work tells it all and will be a cherished and prized possession for any tribal member of the Western Cherokee Nation of Arkansas and Missouri and for anyone interested in Native America culture and tradition.

The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears

Author: Theda Perdue
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101202340
Format: PDF, ePub
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Today, a fraction of the Cherokee people remains in their traditional homeland in the southern Appalachians. Most Cherokees were forcibly relocated to eastern Oklahoma in the early nineteenth century. In 1830 the U.S. government shifted its policy from one of trying to assimilate American Indians to one of relocating them and proceeded to drive seventeen thousand Cherokee people west of the Mississippi. The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears recounts this moment in American history and considers its impact on the Cherokee, on U.S.-Indian relations, and on contemporary society. Guggenheim Fellowship-winning historian Theda Perdue and coauthor Michael D. Green explain the various and sometimes competing interests that resulted in the Cherokee?s expulsion, follow the exiles along the Trail of Tears, and chronicle their difficult years in the West after removal.

Cherokee Nation

Author: Bob Blackburn
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692087664
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The history of the Cherokee Nation has been a long and winding road from ancient traditions and self governance to survival and a return to self determination. Throughout the ups and downs, successes and tragedies, the one constant has been a strong sense of identity. To be Cherokee is to be proud of a common heritage. In this survey of Cherokee history, the authors have used select stories and key leaders to trace the challenges and opportunities that have shaped tribal identity. The narrative spans more than four centuries with an emphasis on individual leadership, the struggle for internal unity, and the fight against the forces that attempted to destroy the sovereignty of the Cherokee Nation.

The Cherokee Nation and Tahlequah

Author: Deborah L. Duvall
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738502892
Format: PDF
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The Cherokee Nation, world-famous for its turbulent and colorful past, is home to the second-largest American Indian tribe in the United States. This fascinating visual history spans 14 counties of northeast Oklahoma, from the Arkansas River to the Kansas border, and features the capital, Tahlequah. The U.S. government's harsh treatment of the Cherokees culminating in the notorious "Trail of Tears" is documented here. In Indian Territory, the Cherokees quickly established systems of democratic government, education, and communication. Many lived in the same manner as their white counterparts of the time, as wealthy plantation owners and ranchers. They were completely literate in their own written language, printing newspapers, magazines, and books. Devastation struck as the Civil War split the Cherokees into factions, dividing families and neighbors and destroying communities and homes. Again, the resilient Cherokees rebuilt their nation, enjoying growth and renewed prosperity until land allotment and statehood stripped away their self-governance. The progressive, accomplished character of the Cherokees is evidenced by the pictures and stories in this book. Here you will meet the leaders who helped rebuild the great Cherokee Nation, legendary figures like Sequoyah and Will Rogers, and the patriots and artisans who have kept the tribe's culture and tradition alive throughout history.

Trail of Tears

Author: John Ehle
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307793834
Format: PDF, Docs
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A sixth-generation North Carolinian, highly-acclaimed author John Ehle grew up on former Cherokee hunting grounds. His experience as an accomplished novelist, combined with his extensive, meticulous research, culminates in this moving tragedy rich with historical detail. The Cherokee are a proud, ancient civilization. For hundreds of years they believed themselves to be the "Principle People" residing at the center of the earth. But by the 18th century, some of their leaders believed it was necessary to adapt to European ways in order to survive. Those chiefs sealed the fate of their tribes in 1875 when they signed a treaty relinquishing their land east of the Mississippi in return for promises of wealth and better land. The U.S. government used the treaty to justify the eviction of the Cherokee nation in an exodus that the Cherokee will forever remember as the “trail where they cried.” The heroism and nobility of the Cherokee shine through this intricate story of American politics, ambition, and greed. B & W photographs