The Cherokee

The Cherokee


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The dramatic story of the Cherokee people has long captivated appreciators of American history. In "Cherokee," the history and culture of one of the most resilient original peoples of the United States is brought to life through spectacular photography and vivid prose.

The Cherokees' poignant story is one that is difficult to believe: from their shameful treatment at the hands of the Colonial settlers, to their "Removal" west over the Trail of Tears in the 1800s, to their resurgence and current prosperity as a distinct nation. Presented in this elegant volume, the tale of the Cherokees' courage and endurance is at once remarkable, stirring, and enlightening.

Author Robert J. Conley recounts the history and struggle of the Cherokee and offers a window into today's Cherokee culture in moving detail. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chadwick Smith provides an eloquent introduction to the book. The stunning photography of David G. Fitzgerald portrays the land and lifeways of these proud people, including many powerful portraits of contemporary individuals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604137965
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/01/2011
Series: History and Culture of Native Americans Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Robert J. Conley is the author of over seventy books. The Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers named him Wordcrafter of the Year for 1997. He has won numerous Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America and was presented with the Cherokee Medal of Honor in 2000. An enrolled member of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees, Conley lives with his wife, Evelyn, in Norman, Oklahoma.

Table of Contents

Foreword Paul C. Rosier 6

1 Introduction 14

2 The Coming of the White Man 26

3 Colonial Wars 33

4 Struggle Against Removal 38

5 The Trail of Tears 50

6 The Civil War and Indian Territory 59

7 The Three Tribes 68

8 The Cherokee Today 86

Chronology and Timeline 90

Glossary 96

Bibliography 100

Further Resources 102

Picture Credits 104

Index 105

About the Contributors 111

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