Dreadful Water is a mystery novel originally written by Thomas King under the pen name, Hartley GoodWeather, republished in 2017 with King as the author. After contributing several Native literary anthologies as well as novels and children's books, King has taken the plunge by writing a murder mystery set on an American reservation somewhere in the Northwest. The main character is a former California cop whose Cherokee ancestry is a minor point.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available The Cherokees, part of A First American Book series, written by Lakota Sioux author Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve presents an overview of this specific Native American Nation's culture and history for elementary students. The picture book begins with a brief version of the Cherokee creation story. The original homeland of the Cherokees were the states of Virginia, West Virginia, part of North and South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. The Cherokee have seven clans and their traditional villages had from 30 to 60 houses.
OUT OF PRINT The Cherokee is a children's information book published by The Children's Press. It is part of the True Book series about Native Americans designed to introduce young students to the culture and history of a specific Native group. This book begins with a basic introduction about the geographic location of the Cherokee. Originally they lived in the Southeast culture area of North America, namely the states of Virginia, the Carolinas, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama. Their traditional name for themselves is Ani Yunwiya (real people).
When Cherokee Dance and Drama was first published in 1951, this description of the dances of a conservative Eastern Cherokee band was hailed as a scholarly contribution that could not be duplicated, Frank G. Speak and Leonard Broom had achieved the close and sustained interaction that ethnological fieldwork requires. Their principal informant, Will West Long, upheld the unbroken ceremonial tradition of the Big Cove band, near Cherokee, North Carolina. Describes the movements and meanings of some of the traditional dances and ceremonies of the Eastern Cherokee.
The Way to Rainy Mountain is an important work by Pulitzer Prize winning author N. Scott Momaday. First published in 1969, this slim volume explores the personal history, oral tradition, and historical experience of the people known as the Kiowa. Momaday's family heritage includes Cherokee on his mother's side and Kiowa on his father's. The author explains in the introduction that the story is told in three voices. The first voice comes from the rich mythological past of Kiowa legend and was transmitted in the oral tradition by Momaday's father Al.
The Cherokee is a juvenile literature title in the Native Americans series published by ABDO Publishing. The series contributing editor is Barbara Kanatiiosh Gray, a member of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation. The series is designed to appeal to students in grade 3 to 5, and each title covers the culture and history of the particular Nation. In this title, the author describes the traditional homeland of the Cherokee people. A helpful map shows the traditional homelands as part of the Appalachian Mountains of eastern United States.