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    Robert J. Conley(Author)

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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.

"This fascinating book..deserves a careful reading.""["The Cherokee Nation"] is told with the insight that only a member of the tribe could tell it, and it does not disappoint.""The book is clearly essential to any library which wishes to include the Cherokee. . . Conley is blessed with an engaging conversational style.""This is an excellent resource and an essential reference for those who desire to understand and know more about the history of the Cherokee Nation."""The Cherokee Nation" comes highly recommended and should be considered required reading for anyone interested in the history of the Cherokee Nation and the American Indians."""The Cherokee Nation" is a seminal work of superb historical scholarship and enthusiastically recommended for personal, academic, and community library Native American Studies collections.""In "The Cherokee Nation" Conley provides analyses for general readers of all ages to learn the significance of tribal lore and Cherokee tribal law. This work. . is a huge step forward for the Cherokee Nation."

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  • PDF | 280 pages
  • Robert J. Conley(Author)
  • University of New Mexico Press (30 April 2008)
  • English
  • 3
  • Society, Politics & Philosophy

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  • By MIKE HATLEY on 3 June 2015

    Good, very interesting,great help for the talks I give.


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