The Cherokee: An Independent Nation

The Cherokee: An Independent Nation

by Anne M. Todd
     
 

Describes the customs, family life, history, government, culture, and daily life of the Cherokee Native Americans. Includes information on the Trail of Tears and Sequoyah, the Cherokee man who completed a written form of the Cherokee language.  See more details below

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Describes the customs, family life, history, government, culture, and daily life of the Cherokee Native Americans. Includes information on the Trail of Tears and Sequoyah, the Cherokee man who completed a written form of the Cherokee language.

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Children's Literature
The Cherokee make up the second largest Indian nation living in the United States today. Unlike many other American Indians, they do not live on reservations. The majority of Cherokees are located in northeastern Oklahoma in an area controlled by the tribe. The remainder lives in the Appalachian Mountains in western North Carolina, which was their ancestral home. The Cherokee culture is rich and diverse. Their towns were centered around the seven-sided council house, the gathering place for ceremonies, town meetings, and celebrations. Conflicts started for the Cherokee with the arrival of the Spanish in the 1500s, followed by the British, and in the late 1600s, the French. When the United States won independence from England, the forced move of the Cherokee from their homelands took place by what is now known as the Trail of Tears. The reader will learn how the Cherokee people rebuilt the Cherokee Nation by creating their own alphabet and language, writing a constitution to create their own government, fighting to preserve their culture, and ultimately remaining successful in today's society. Text is enhanced by photographs and illustrations, maps, a recipe, bibliographical references and an index. Part of the "American Indian Nations" series. 2003, Bridgestone Books,
— Barbara Kennedy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736813556
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Series:
Materials Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
1,184,236
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 9 Years

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