The Cherokee Nation: A History

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UNM Press, Feb 16, 2008 - History - 279 pages
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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.

  

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User Review  - Michael Blackmore - Goodreads

Fair introduction to the history of the Cherokee. More like a brief collection of historical essays in chronological order - but it introduces the topic well enough and each chapter has a generous bibliography for further reading. What more can you ask for brief overall? Read full review

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User Review  - Valerie - Goodreads

Absolutely wonderfully written and easy to follow. A precise history of the Cherokee Nation... a good read for those who are Tsalagi and even for those who are not... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER TWO
17
CHAPTER THREE
25
CHAPTER FOUR
33
CHAPTER FIVE
39
CHAPTER SIX
45
CHAPTER SEVEN
51
CHAPTER EIGHT
57
CHAPTER NINE
63
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
145
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
153
CHAPTER NINETEEN
159
CHAPTER TWENTY
167
CHAPTER TWENTYONE
173
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO
179
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR
193
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE
201

CHAPTER TEN
73
CHAPTER ELEVEN
81
CHAPTER TWELVE
87
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
95
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
103
PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATIONS
109
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
131
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
137
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX
207
CHAPTER TWENTYSEVEN
213
CHAPTER TWENTYEIGHT
219
CHAPTER THIRTY
229
CHAPTER THIRTYONE
239
INDEX
253
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About the author (2008)

Robert J. Conley is the author of over seventy books. He has been awarded the American Indian Festival of Words Award for 2009. The Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers named him Wordcrafter of the Year for 1997. Conley 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.

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