Cherokee -- A Great New Book for Your Coffee Table
by Christina Berry
Cherokee by Robert J. Conley, David G. Fitzgerald (Photographer)
Between turkey and pie, over Thankgiving weekend, I thumbed through my parent's autographed copy of this new book and I was taken aback. As a fan of photography and a student of Cherokee history I found it very interesting. David G. Fitzgerald's photography is excellent and Robert Conley's history is, no surprise here, terrific. Overall, the book offers great scope and coverage, an excellent portrait of the Cherokee people, past and present.
And the keyword is "portrait." In the life of this site I've received many requests to add more photographs of Cherokee people to the website. It seems that a lot of ATC visitors want to see the "face of the Cherokee." Unfortunately that is difficult for me what with bandwidth concerns and more importantly, copyright issues. However, if you share this sentiment, and would like to see the Cherokees of today -- young and old, men and women, full and mixed-blood -- this is a great book for you. There are many wonderful portraits of Cherokee people, including US Congressman Brad Carson (2nd District Representative of Oklahoma).
In Cherokee, Conley and Fitzgerald have combined their talents for writing and photography (respectively) into a terrific pictoral history of the Cherokees from East to West and from past to present. The book also features an introductory statement by Principle Chief Chad Smith.
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