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.