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The Cherokee Nation

Author : Robert J. Conley
ISBN : 9780826332363
Genre : History
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The Cherokee Nation is one of the largest and most important of all the American Indian tribes. The first history of the Cherokees to appear in over four decades, this is also the first to be endorsed by the tribe and the first to be written by a Cherokee. Robert Conley begins his survey with Cherokee origin myths and legends. He then explores their relations with neighboring Indian groups and European missionaries and settlers. He traces their forced migrations west, relates their participations on both sides of the Civil War and the wars of the twentieth century, and concludes with an examination of Cherokee life today. Conley provides analyses for general readers of all ages to learn the significance of tribal lore and Cherokee tribal law. Following the history is a listing of the Principal Chiefs of the Cherokees with a brief biography of each and separate listings of the chiefs of the Eastern Cherokees and the Western Cherokees. For those who want to know more about Cherokee heritage and history, Conley offers additional reading lists at the end of each chapter.
Category: History

The Cherokee Indian Nation

Author : Duane H. King
ISBN : 1572334517
Genre : History
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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)
Category: History

The Cherokee Nation And The Trail Of Tears

Author : Theda Perdue
ISBN : 067003150X
Genre : History
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Documents the 1830s policy shift of the U.S. government through which it discontinued efforts to assimilate Native Americans in favor of forcibly relocating them west of the Mississippi, in an account that traces the decision's specific effect on the Cherokee Nation, U.S.-Indian relations, and contemporary society.
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Race And The Cherokee Nation

Author : Fay A. Yarbrough
ISBN : 9780812290172
Genre : History
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"We believe by blood only," said a Cherokee resident of Oklahoma, speaking to reporters in 2007 after voting in favor of the Cherokee Nation constitutional amendment limiting its membership. In an election that made headlines around the world, a majority of Cherokee voters chose to eject from their tribe the descendants of the African American freedmen Cherokee Indians had once enslaved. Because of the unique sovereign status of Indian nations in the United States, legal membership in an Indian nation can have real economic benefits. In addition to money, the issues brought forth in this election have racial and cultural roots going back before the Civil War. Race and the Cherokee Nation examines how leaders of the Cherokee Nation fostered a racial ideology through the regulation of interracial marriage. By defining and policing interracial sex, nineteenth-century Cherokee lawmakers preserved political sovereignty, delineated Cherokee identity, and established a social hierarchy. Moreover, Cherokee conceptions of race and what constituted interracial sex differed from those of blacks and whites. Moving beyond the usual black/white dichotomy, historian Fay A. Yarbrough places American Indian voices firmly at the center of the story, as well as contrasting African American conceptions and perspectives on interracial sex with those of Cherokee Indians. For American Indians, nineteenth-century relationships produced offspring that pushed racial and citizenship boundaries. Those boundaries continue to have an impact on the way individuals identify themselves and what legal rights they can claim today.
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The Cherokee

Author : Robert J. Conley
ISBN : 1604137967
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents information on the history, culture, social structure, language, customs, and beliefs of the Cherokee.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Blood Politics

Author : Circe Sturm
ISBN : 9780520230972
Genre : History
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"Blood Politics offers an anthropological analysis of contemporary identity politics within the second largest Indian tribe in the United States--one that pays particular attention to the symbol of "blood." The work treats an extremely sensitive topic with originality and insight. It is also notable for bringing contemporary theories of race, nationalism, and social identity to bear upon the case of the Oklahoma Cherokee."—Pauline Turner Strong, author of Captive Selves, Captivating Others: The Politics and Poetics of Colonial American Captivity Narratives
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Western Cherokee Nation Of Arkansas And Missouri A History A Heritage

Author : Cantrell Dr Doyne Two Wolves
ISBN : 9780557078929
Genre : History
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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.
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Trail Of Tears

Author : John Ehle
ISBN : 9780307793836
Genre : History
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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
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Cherokee Americans

Author : John R. Finger
ISBN : 0803268793
Genre : History
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Finger is a descendant of the tribal remnant that avoided removal in the 1830s and instead remained in North Carolina. Most now live on a reservation adjacent to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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