The Cherokee People: The Story of the Cherokees from Earliest Origins to Contemporary Times (Google eBook)

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Council Oak Books, 1992 - Social Science - 368 pages
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Covers Cherokee ways and history from their earliest appearance in the Southeast through the forced removal of most of the nation to Indian Territory life today in North Carolina and Oklahoma communities. The author's well-known line drawings and paintings highlight the text.
  

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Contents

Veiled Mysteries Origin and Settlement
17
Physical Appearance Material Culture
41
Life Cycle
71
Government and Warfare
85
Healing and the Causes of Disease
117
Ancient Religious Beliefs
141
The Religious Festivals
161
Transformation of a Culture
189
The Western Cherokees
265
The Final Veil
289
EPILOGUE
341
APPENDIX
343
BIBLIOGRAPHY
353
INDEX
359
INDEX OF ILLUSTRATIONS
366
Copyright

The Eastern Cherokees
223

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About the author (1992)

More than forty years ago, Thomas E. Mails began a personal exploration of the spiritual richness of traditional Native American customs and secret ceremonies. Using his gifts as a talented illustrator and writer, he tirelessly worked to bring the spiritual culture of Native Americans to readers until his death in November 2001.

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