Cherokee Blue Eyes: Keeping the Heritage Alive

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Cherokee Blue Eyes is a book that supports those on a quest to honor their Native American heritage.

From a realistic point of view, Cherokee Blue Eyes explains the author's concepts on how the reader can hold onto such a proud heritage, honor their ancestors, and deal with controversy that surrounds such an issue.

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Overview

Cherokee Blue Eyes is a book that supports those on a quest to honor their Native American heritage.

From a realistic point of view, Cherokee Blue Eyes explains the author's concepts on how the reader can hold onto such a proud heritage, honor their ancestors, and deal with controversy that surrounds such an issue.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595157747
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Pages: 131
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
Mixed Blood 3
Why Search for Native Roots? 13
The Spark that Started the Fire 23
Who I Am 29
More of My Views 32
Honoring Your Ancestors 43
The Powwow 44
Learning Your Native Tongue 47
Do Some Reading 48
Talk to People 49
The Land of 1000 Smokes 55
Researching Your Native Past 63
Guide to Obtaining Vital Records 64
Basic Research Principles 66
Researching Your Tribe 74
If Your Tribe is Unknown 76
Failing to Find Ancestors on the Rolls 78
The Indian Princess Theory 87
Possible Explanations 88
The Story of Me and Other Things 95
Federal Recognition 98
More on Looks 102
Some More Origins of the Dreaded Wannabe Title 104
Let Me Introduce Myself 106
Two Kinds 107
Real Indians 111
Genuine Tribes and the Scam Artists 113
Conclusions 119
Glossary 123
Bibliography 129
About the Author 131
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