Cherokee Stories of the Past

Cherokee Stories of the Past

by Roy Cantrell
     
 

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The Cherokee Indians of western North Carolina have endured both good times and bad times in a world that changed dramatically around them. During the 1970s, Roy Cantrell lived and worked among these Native Americans, collecting stories of the people he knew and loved. Artisans like Pauline Junaluska, Hayes Lossiah, and June Welch kept alive traditional skills like

Overview

The Cherokee Indians of western North Carolina have endured both good times and bad times in a world that changed dramatically around them. During the 1970s, Roy Cantrell lived and worked among these Native Americans, collecting stories of the people he knew and loved. Artisans like Pauline Junaluska, Hayes Lossiah, and June Welch kept alive traditional skills like making baskets, bows and arrows, and blowguns. There are colorful characters like Sara Bradley, a feisty elderly lady who fought off dogs, bears, and rattlesnakes, and Amoneeta Sequoyah, one of the few remaining medicine men. Tom Jumper wore an outfit of leather, beads, and a richly feathered headdress, not because that's what Cherokees really wore, but because tourists expected it. Cantrell's subjects frequently struggled to stay alive, but never lost sight of nature's gifts to their people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013456358
Publisher:
Bandit Books, Inc.
Publication date:
12/02/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
88
Sales rank:
1,050,765
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Roy Cantrell was born and reared in rural Spartanburg County, South Carolina, the son of tenant farmers. Since 1957 he has served as pastor of five churches, including Cherokee Baptist Church from 1970-1974, and interim pastor of three more. He lives in Wallburg, North Carolina with his wife Linda.

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