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Cherokee History, Life & Values

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On the Web: Articles

Poor Relations: Casino Windfall Reveals Poverty's Toll on Cherokee Kids' Behavior. Bruce Bower, Science News (10/18/03).

Rebuilding the Cherokee Nation. Wilma Mankiller, speech at Sweet Briar College (4/2/93).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

History of the Cherokee.

Official Homepage of Eastern Band Cherokees.

Official Site of Cherokee Nation.

In the Library: Articles

Dunaway, Wilma. "The Southern fur trade & the incorporation of Southern Appalachia into the world-economy, 1690-1763," Review 18,2 (1994):215-42.

__________. "Incorporation as an interactive process: Cherokee resistance to expansion of the capitalist world-system, 1560-1763," Sociological Inquiry 66,4 (1996):455-70.

__________. "The incorporation of mountain ecosystems into the capitalist world-system," Review 19,4 (1996):355-81.

Gulick, J. "Language & passive resistance among the Eastern Cherokees," Ethnohistory 5 (1958):60-81.

McLoughlin, William G. "Red Indians, Black slavery & White racism: America's slaveholding Indians," American Quarterly 26,4 (10/74):367-85.

Perdue, Theda. "People without a place: aboriginal Cherokee bondage," Indian Historian 9,3 (1976):31-37.

Ritter, Malcolm. "With future of ancient Cherokee land at stake, scientists probe for clues of past," San Jose Mercury (7/10/01):6A.

Russell, Mattie U. "Devil in the Smokies: the White man's nature & the Indian's fate," South Atlantic Quarterly 73,1 (1974):53-69.

Thornton, Russell. "Boundary dissolution & revitalization movements: the case of the 19th-c. Cherokees," Ethnohistory 4,3 (sum 93):359-83.

Walker, Willard & James Sarbaugh. "The early history of the Cherokee syllabary," Ethnohistory 40,1 (win 93):70-94.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Abel, Annie Heloise. The American Indian as Slaveholder & Secessionist (Lincoln: U. of Nebraska, 1992).

Carter, Forrest. The Education of Little Tree (NY: Delacorte, 1976).

Carter, Samuel. Cherokee Sunset: A Nation Betrayed (NY: Doubleday, 1976).

Champaign, Duane. Social Order & Political Change: Constitutional Governments among the Cherokee, the Choctaw, the Chickasaw & the Creek (Stanford: Stanford, 1992).

Collier, Peter. When Shall They Rest? The Cherokees' Long Struggle with America (NY: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1973).

Corkran, David H. The Cherokee Frontier (Norman: U. of Oklahoma, 1962).

Denson, Andrew. Demanding the Cherokee Nation: Indian Autonomy & American Culture, 1830-1900 (Lincoln: U. of Nebraska, 2004).

Ehle, John. Trail of Tears: The Rise & Fall of the Cherokee Nation (NY, 1989).

Franks, Kenny Arthur. Stand Watie & the Agony of the Cherokee Nation (Memphis TN: Memphis State U., 1979).

Goodwin, Gary C. Cherokees in Transition: A Study of Changing Culture & Environment prior to 1775 (Chicago: U. of Chicago, 1977).

Halliburton, R. Jr. Red over Black: Black Slavery among the Cherokee Indians (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1977).

Hatley, Tom. The Dividing Paths: Cherokees & South Carolinians through the Era of Revolution (NY: Oxford, 1993).

Hoig, Stanley. The Cherokees & their Chiefs: In the Wake of Empire (Fayetteville: U. of Arkansas, 1998).

King, Duane (ed.) The Cherokee Indian Nation: A Troubled History (Knoxville: U. of Tennessee, 1979).

Mankiller, Wilma & Michael Wallis. Mankiller: A Chief & Her People (NY: St. Martin's, 1993).

May, Katja. African Americans & Native Americans in the Creek & Cherokee Nations, 1830s to 1920s: Collision & Collusion (NY: Garland, 1996).

McLoughlin, William G. Cherokees & Missionaries, 1789-1839 (New Haven: Yale, 1984).

__________. After the Trail of Tears: The Cherokees' Struggle for Sovereignty, 1839-1880 (Chapel Hill: U. of North Carolina, 1993).

__________. The Cherokees & Christianity, 1794-1870: Essays on Acculturation & Cultural Persistence (Athens: U. of Georgia, 1994).

Perdue, Theda. Slavery & the Evolution of Cherokee Society, 1540-1866 (Knoxville: U. of Tennessee, 1979).

__________ & Michael D. Green (eds.) The Cherokee Removal: A Brief History with Documents (Boston, 1995).

__________. Cherokee Women: Gender & Culture Change, 1700-1835 (Lincoln: U. of Nebraska, 1998).

Rozema, Vicki (ed.) Voices from the Trail of Tears (Winston-Salem NC: J.F. Blair, 2003).

Satz, Ronald. Tennessee's Indian Peoples from White Contact to Removal, 1540-1840 (Knoxville: U. of Tennessee, 1979). Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek & Shawnee.

Thornton, Russell. The Cherokees: A Population History (Lincoln: U. of Nebraska, 1990).

Wardell, Morris L. A Political History of the Cherokee Nation, 1838-1907 (Norman: U. of Oklahoma, 1977).

Woodward, Grace. The Cherokees (Norman: U. of Oklahoma, 1963).

In the Library: Fiction

Coldsmith, Don. The Raven Mocker (Norman: U. of Oklahoma, 2001).

Conley, Robert J. Go Ahead Rider (NY: M. Evans, 1990).

__________. Nickajack (NY: Doubleday, 1992).

__________. The War Trail North (NY: Doubleday, 1995).

__________. War Woman: A Novel of the Real People [1997] (Norman OK: Red River, 2001).

__________. The Peace Chief: A Novel of the Real People (Norman OK: Red River, 2001).

__________. Sequoyah (NY: St. Martin's, 2002).

Glancy, Diane. Pushing the Bear: A Novel of the Trail of Tears (NY: Harcourt Brace, 1996).

__________. Designs of the Night Sky (Lincoln: U. of Nebraska, 2002).

Hager, Jean. The Redbird's Cry (NY: Mysterious, 1994). First of Detective Mollie Bearpaw series.

__________. Seven Black Stones (NY: Mysteirous, 1995).

__________. The Fire Carrier (NY: Mysterious, 1996).

__________. The Spirit Caller (NY: Mysterious, 1997).

Hemphill, Paul. The Sixkiller Chronicles (NY: Macmillan, 1985).

Hoklotubbe, Sara Sue. Deception on All Accounts (Tucson: U. of Arizona, 2003).

House, Silas. A Parchment of Leaves: A Novel (Chapel Hill: Algonquin, 2002).

Humphrey, William. No Resting Place (NY: Delacourt, 1989).

Rishell, Lyle. Where the Wind Blows Free: A Story of the Cherokee Indians (Fairfax VA: George Mason U., 1994).

In the Library: For Young Readers

Lazo, Carolyn Evensen. Wilma Mankiller (NY: Dillon, 1994).

Schwarz, Melissa. Wilma Mankiller, Principal Chief of the Cherokees (NY: Chelsea House, 1994).

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Wilma Mankiller, Chief of the Cherokee Nation" [1992], dir. Mary Scott, 29m.

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