Trail of Tears National Historic Trail Video
- A video about the Cherokee portion of the Trail of Tears produced by the National Park Service in collaboration with the Cherokee Nation....
Andrew Jackson - The Worst President The Cherokee Ever Met
- Many polls and studies rank Andrew Jackson in or near the top 10 best presidents. However, to many Cherokees Andrew Jackson is without a doubt the worst US president...
Chief John Ross (1790-1866)
- In 1828 the Cherokee elected it's first Principal Chief. John Ross was elected and held the position until his death 1866...
Factionalism, Fighting and the Tragedy of the Trail
- The Trail of Tears was not only a tragedy when considering the lives lost, but the forced removal also served to divide the Cherokee tribe into factions, divisions which would remain for decades...
Martha Berry: Cherokee Beadwork Artist
- An interview with renown Cherokee beadwork artist Martha Berry...
Nancy Ward: Beloved Woman of the Cherokee
- For her bravery Nancy Ward was bestowed with the title of Ghigua. The Ghigua, or Beloved Woman of the Cherokee, was a prestigious title given to extraordinary women by the Cherokee clans...
Ned Christie - Cherokee Outlaw?
- Many history books depict Ned Christie as a "Cherokee outlaw" but contrary to these depictions, Ned Christie was not a man of questionable character. To the Cherokee, however, Ned Christie is a martyr, a symbol of white encroachment and racism...
Rachel C. Eaton - Cherokee Woman, Historian, and Educator
- Rachel C. Eaton is believed to be the first Oklahoma Indian woman to receive a Ph.D., and the first woman county superintendent of schools in Oklahoma. Rachel C. Eaton was Cherokee, and she dedicated her life to history and education...
Stand Watie - Leader and Survivor
- Stand Watie was an influential member of the Cherokee Nation and a Brigadier General of the Confederacy during the Civil War...
- Wilma Mankiller was the first woman to be elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation and an inspiring Cherokee woman and leader...
The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and What It Means to You?
- Before you buy or sell Indian art you need to be aware of the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990...
Three Great of Resources for Visual Images of Our Cherokee Ancestors
- Ever wondered what your Cherokee ancestors looked like, or how they dressed? Ever wondered what their ancestors looked like and how they dressed?
The Trail of Tears
- In late May 1838, five days before the deadline for voluntary removal, the U.S. Government began the process of forcibly removing the Cherokee people from their ancestral lands...
What's in a Name? Indians and Political Correctness
- So what is it? Indian? American Indian? Native American? First Americans? First People? We all hear different terms but no one can seem to agree on what to call us...
- A review of the book Cherokee by Robert J. Conley, photographs by David G. Fitzgerald...
The Education of Little Tree
- There is a great deal of contraversy surrounding the book The Education of Little Tree, read my take on it...
Robert Conley - Cherokee Wordsmith
- Robert Conley is a talented and celebrated Cherokee writer. He has written over 30 books, many about Cherokee people including Sequoyah, Zeke Proctor, and Ned Christie...
The Business of Fancydancing
- A review of the movie The Business of Fancydancing, a film which explored Native identity in contemporary American culture...
The Doe Boy
- A review of the Cherokee film The Doe Boy. The filmmaker, Randy Redroad, is a Cherokee mixed-blood, and he worked closely with the Cherokee Nation and the Cherokee community when filming in Tahlequah...
Will Rogers - The Cherokee Kid
- Will Rogers, a Cherokee, would go on to become a Broadway star, a popular humorist, star of over 70 Hollywood films, author of six books and over 4,000 syndicated newspaper columns, a radio commentator, and even host of the 6th Annual Academy Award Ceremony in 1934...
- A review of the TV movie Skinwalkers starring Cherokee actor Wes Studi...
Wes Studi: An Exclusive Interview with Cherokee Actor
- An exclusive interview with the talented Cherokee actor Wes Studi...
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Cherokee Heritage Trails Guidebook
The book is organized around seven geographical hubs or communities within the orginal Cherokee homeland. Each chapeter covers sites, side trips, scenic drives, and events. Cherokee history, poems, stories, and philosophy enrich the text and reveal the imagination of the Cherokees past and present.
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