OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher White Bead Ceremony: Mary Greyfeather Gets Her Native American Name is written by Sherrin Watkins, a lawyer practicing in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. She draws on her Shawnee and Cherokee heritage for inspiration in this children's picture book about a four-year-old girl who just wants to play with her Barbies instead of repeating Shawnee language words. Mary Greyfeather's mother desperately wants her young daughter to learn Shawnee and is frustrated by her daughter who just wants to play.
Cherokee - English A-B-C Coloring Book with words in English and Cherokee includes a full page for each letter of the English alphabet. The author and illustrator, Daniel Pennington, creates an ABC colouring book that incorporates a Cherokee word translation for each letter of the alphabet. Although some words selected are problematic such as the letter 'I' representing Indian, the author provides an explanatory definition of the word's origin. Each English word has a corresponding Cherokee term along with a short explanation.
Seven Clans of the Cherokee Society is a 32-page booklet by Marcelina Reed that provides basic information about the seven Cherokee clans including Blue Panther, Long Hair, Bird, Paint, Deer, Wild Potato, and Wolf. The booklet includes illustrations by William Taylor as well as Cherokee language terms. There is general information about the rules and responsibilities of Cherokee kinship, the roles of men and women, and the governance system.
The Secrets and Mysteries of the Cherokee Little People, Yunwi Tsunsdi' is written and illustrated by Lynn King Lossiah and published by Cherokee Publications. This book tells about the Yun wi Tsunsdi' (the Little People of the Cherokee), the small mystical beings that played a vital part in traditional Cherokee life and culture. Reading Level: 6.2.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from GoodMinds.com My Family is an 8-page book developed by Bebop Books for young readers. It features a reading recovery level of 5, and a word count of 32. In this picture book, a young Cherokee girl learns from each member of her extended family. The colour drawings help the beginning reader to understand how each member of the girl's family teachers her something from their cultural heritage. The first page shows Mother teaching her daughter how to pound corn in a mortar and pestle.
Theda Perdue examines the roles and responsibilities of Cherokee women during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a time of intense cultural change. While building on the research of earlier historians, she develops a uniquely complex view of the effects of contact on Native gender relations, arguing that Cherokee conceptions of gender persisted long after contact. Maintaining traditional gender roles actually allowed Cherokee women and men to adapt to new circumstances and adopt new industries and practices.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Night of the Cruel Moon: Cherokee Removal and the Trail of Tears is the disturbing historical account of the forced removal by US troops of the Cherokee from their traditional homelands in 1838. The forced march on the 800-mile route was undertaken by 13,000 men, women, and children. Many walked the distance and when they finally reached Oklahoma over 4,000 had died. This tragedy is known as the Trail of Tears. This book tells the story of the Cherokee removal from first-hand accounts and original source documents.
The Native Stories from Keepers of the Animals contains 24 traditional stories from Indigenous North American Nations retold by Joseph Bruchac. This rich collection of stories is organized around the importance of our relatives, the animals. From creation, celebration, vision, and survival, the reader is introduced to these important stories about animals that contain several teachings.