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by William L. Anderson and Ruth Y. Wetmore, 2006.
Additional research provided by John L. Bell.

Part i: Overview; Part ii: Cherokee origins and first European contact; Part iii: Disease, destruction, and the loss of Cherokee land; Part iv: Revolutionary War, Cherokee defeat and additional land cessions; Part v: Trail of Tears and the creation of the Eastern Band of Cherokees; Part vi: Federal recognition and the fight for Cherokee rights; Part vii: Modern-day Cherokee life and culture; Part viii: References and additional resources

Part viii: References and additional resources:

Anderson, William L. 1991. Cherokee removal: before and after. Athens: University of Georgia Press.

Duncan, Barbara R., and Brett H. Riggs. 2003. Cherokee heritage trails guidebook. Chapel Hill: Published in Association with the Museum of the Cherokee Indian by the University of North Carolina Press.

Ehle, John. 1988. Trail of tears: the rise and fall of the Cherokee nation. New York: Doubleday.

Finger, John R. 1984. The Eastern Band of Cherokees, 1819-1900. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.

Hatley, M. Thomas. 1993. The dividing paths: Cherokees and South Carolinians through the era of revolution. New York: Oxford University Press.

McLoughlin, William Gerald. 1986. Cherokee renascence in the New Republic. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.

O'Donnell, James H. 1976. The Cherokees of North Carolina in the American Revolution. North Carolina bicentennial pamphlet series, 9. [Raleigh]: North Carolina State University Graphics.

Perdue, Theda. 1988. The Cherokee. New York: Chelsea House.

Silver, Timothy. 1990. A new face on the countryside: Indians, colonists, and slaves in South Atlantic forests, 1500-1800. Studies in environment and history. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Thornton, Russell, C. Matthew Snipp, and Nancy Breen. 1990. The Cherokees: a population history. Indians of the Southeast. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Additional Resources:

Eastern Band of Cherokee Website:

Conley, Robert J. The Cherokee Nation:  A History (2005).

Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokee (2010).

Tapper, Susan Cloud. The Cherokee:  A Proud People (2005).

Powell, William Stevens, and Jay Mazzocchi. 2006. Encyclopedia of North Carolina. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

"Cherokee." LearnNC.,23,24

NC Digital Collections resources (Government & Heritage Library and NC State Archives)

Museum of the Cherokee Indian

UNC-TV Online: Folkways: Traditions of the Cherokee.

Holly, Nathaniel F. “‘Living Memorials to the Past’: The Preservation of Nikwasi and the ‘Disappearance’ of North Carolina’s Cherokees.” The North Carolina Historical Review 92, no. 3 (2015): 312–37.

Smith, Katy Simpson. “‘I Look on You... As My Children’: Persistence and Change in Cherokee Motherhood, 1750—1835.” The North Carolina Historical Review 87, no. 4 (2010): 403–30.



It was heartrending reading about the plight of the Cherokee Indians! How I started out with looking up Passion flower/fruit to WNC to here, I don't know. It's AMAZING! Learned alot of detailed information! THANKS SO VERY MUCH!

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