The Cherokee People

The Story of the Cherokees from Earliest Origins to Contemporary Times

Author: Thomas E. Mails

Publisher: Council Oak Books

ISBN: 0933031459

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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This book 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.
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The Cherokee People

Author: Sarah Machajewski

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 1482419807

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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The Cherokee is the largest native tribe in the United States today. Their history dates back 15,000 years, when their ancestors made the long trek to North America from Asia. Readers will find out where the Cherokee originally settled, where and why they migrated, and what happened when European settlers encroached on Cherokee land, with special attention to the infamous Trail of Tears march of 1838-1839. This valuable account makes note of the Cherokee people's extraordinary resilience in rebuilding their culture on reservations and beyond, despite great obstacles.
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The Cherokees Past and Present

An Authentic Guide to the Cherokee People

Author: J. Ed Sharpe

Publisher: Book Publishing Company (TN)

ISBN: 9780935741049

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Presents information about Cherokee history and civilization.
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The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War

Author: Clarissa W. Confer

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806184663

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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No one questions the horrific impact of the Civil War on America, but few realize its effect on American Indians. Residents of Indian Territory found the war especially devastating. Their homeland was beset not only by regular army operations but also by guerillas and bushwhackers. Complicating the situation even further, Cherokee men fought for the Union as well as the Confederacy and created their own “brothers’ war.” This book offers a broad overview of the war as it affected the Cherokees—a social history of a people plunged into crisis. The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War shows how the Cherokee people, who had only just begun to recover from the ordeal of removal, faced an equally devastating upheaval in the Civil War. Clarissa W. Confer illustrates how the Cherokee Nation, with its sovereign status and distinct culture, had a wartime experience unlike that of any other group of people—and suffered perhaps the greatest losses of land, population, and sovereignty. Confer examines decision-making and leadership within the tribe, campaigns and soldiering among participants on both sides, and elements of civilian life and reconstruction. She reveals how a centuries-old culture informed the Cherokees’ choices, with influences as varied as matrilineal descent, clan affiliations, economic distribution, and decentralized government combining to distinguish the Native reaction to the war. The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War recalls a people enduring years of hardship while also struggling for their future as the white man’s war encroached on the physical and political integrity of their nation.
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Historical Sketch of the Cherokee

Author: James Mooney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351515675

Category: History

Page: 287

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When James Mooney lived with and studied the Cherokee between 1887 and 1900, they were the largest and most important Indian tribe in the United States. His dispassionate account of their history from the time of their fi rst contact with whites until the end of the nineteenth century is more than a sequence of battles won and lost, treaties signed and broken, towns destroyed and people massacred. There is humanity along with inhumanity in the relations between the Cherokee and other groups, Indian and non-Indian; there is fortitude and persistence balanced with disillusionment and frustration. In these respects, the history of the Cherokee epitomizes the experience of most Native Americans. The Cherokee Nation ceased to exist as a political entity seven years after the initial study was done, when Oklahoma became a state.
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The People and Culture of the Cherokee

Author: Cassie M. Lawton,Raymond Bial

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502618869

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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The people of the Cherokee Nation were descendants of the first Native Americans to live in North America. Over time, they developed their own culture, identity, language, beliefs, and customs. However, their lifestyles became threatened with the arrival of Europeans. By the 1830s, many people living in the United States wanted Native Americans moved onto reservations. One of the most difficult experiences for the Cherokee Nation was the forced removal of the Cherokee from their lands to Oklahoma. This was called the Trail of Tears. In this book, the history of the Cherokee people is told, from their earliest days to hardships during the nineteenth century, to how they have endured in the modern age.
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Cherokees of the Old South

A People in Transition

Author: Henry Thompson Malone

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820335428

Category: History

Page: 262

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First published in 1956, this book traces the progress of the Cherokee people, beginning with their native social and political establishments, and gradually unfurling to include their assimilation into “white civilization.” Henry Thompson Malone deals mainly with the social developments of the Cherokees, analyzing the processes by which they became one of the most civilized Native American tribes. He discusses the work of missionaries, changes in social customs, government, education, language, and the bilingual newspaper The Cherokee Phoenix. The book explains how the Cherokees developed their own hybrid culture in the mountainous areas of the South by inevitably following in the white man's footsteps while simultaneously holding onto the influences of their ancestors.
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