Cherokee Blue Eyes: Keeping the Heritage Alive

Cherokee Blue Eyes: Keeping the Heritage Alive

by Brian Voncannon

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595157747
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/28/2000
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
Introductionxiii
Mixed Blood3
Why Search for Native Roots?13
The Spark that Started the Fire23
Who I Am29
More of My Views32
Honoring Your Ancestors43
The Powwow44
Learning Your Native Tongue47
Do Some Reading48
Talk to People49
The Land of 1000 Smokes55
Researching Your Native Past63
Guide to Obtaining Vital Records64
Basic Research Principles66
Researching Your Tribe74
If Your Tribe is Unknown76
Failing to Find Ancestors on the Rolls78
The Indian Princess Theory87
Possible Explanations88
The Story of Me and Other Things95
Federal Recognition98
More on Looks102
Some More Origins of the Dreaded Wannabe Title104
Let Me Introduce Myself106
Two Kinds107
Real Indians111
Genuine Tribes and the Scam Artists113
Conclusions119
Glossary123
Bibliography129
About the Author131

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