Footsteps of the Cherokees: A Guide to the Eastern Homelands of the Cherokee Nation

Footsteps of the Cherokees: A Guide to the Eastern Homelands of the Cherokee Nation

by Vicki Rozema
     
 

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<i>Footsteps of the Cherokees</i> has been recognized as an outstanding guide since it received an Award of Merit from the Tennessee Historical Commission in 1996. This new edition covers 190 Cherokee sites in five southeastern states—Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama—as well as in border areas of Kentucky and…  See more details below

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<i>Footsteps of the Cherokees</i> has been recognized as an outstanding guide since it received an Award of Merit from the Tennessee Historical Commission in 1996. This new edition covers 190 Cherokee sites in five southeastern states—Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama—as well as in border areas of Kentucky and Virginia.

Users of this guide can visit the sites where the Eastern Cherokees built their towns and held their councils; where they fought the British, the Americans, and other Native Americans; where they were educated at mission schools; where they signed the treaties that ceded their land; and where they were gathered and imprisoned before their forced migration westward on the Trail of Tears.

<i>Footsteps of the Cherokees</i> begins with a historical overview of the Cherokee Nation. The remainder of the book divides the Cherokees’ eastern homelands into nineteen geographic areas. Sites range from Moccasin Bend in Chattanooga, Tennessee, one of the most important archaeological complexes within an American city, to the Qualla Boundary in North Carolina, home of the Eastern Band, where visitors can still experience the historic Cherokee culture. This second edition also includes more than a dozen new sites.

For each site, author Vicki Rozema provides historical background and updated directions, hours of operation, and contact information. She also illustrates the text with over two hundred black-and-white photos that give a real feel for Cherokee country.

Written for both travelers and those interested in Native American culture, this guide offers a look at significant sites in the rich history of the Cherokees.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016001081
Publisher:
Blair, John F. Publisher
Publication date:
12/10/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
394
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

Vicki Rozema is author of three books on Cherokee history published by John F. Blair, Publisher, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Her first book, published in 1995, <i>Footsteps of the Cherokees: A Guide to the Eastern Homelands of the Cherokee Nation</i>, received an Award of Merit from the Tennessee Historical Commission. <i>Cherokee Voices: Early Accounts of Cherokee Life in the East</i>, was published in October, 2002. Vicki’s most recent book, <i>Voices from the Trail of Tears</i>, was published in March 2003. Vicki’s historic and travel articles have appeared in <i>Native Peoples</i>, <i>Blue Ridge Country</i>, <i>Country</i>, and <i>Country Extra</i> magazines.

Vicki serves on the board of the Tennessee chapter of the Trail of Tears Association and is a member of the Chattanooga Indigenous Resource Center and Library, Chattanooga Area Historical Association, Chattanooga Civil War Round Table, Clan Montgomery Society International, Bell Clan International, and other organizations dedicated to education or preservation of history.

Vicki’s photography has been published in calendars, books, travel guides, videos, CD covers, newspapers and magazines. Her photo credits include <i>Native Peoples</i>, <i>Southern Living</i>, <i>Blue Ridge Country</i>, <i>Farm and Ranch Living</i>, <i>Reminisce</i>, <i>Birds and Blooms</i>, <i>Country</i> and <i>Country Extra</i>, <i>National Parks</i>, <i>Taste of Home</i>, <i>Now and Then</i>, <i>Crafting Traditions</i>, and other magazines. Vicki works in both color and black-and-white 35mm, teaches photographic workshops, and is available for assignments.

Vicki is currently a graduate student at the University of Tennessee.

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