A history of the people and events that influenced the North American Indian tribe known as the Cherokee, including chief John Ross and conflicts surrounding the Trail of Tears.
Elegant in design and sumptuously illustrated, this is one of the strongest titles about Native Americans to come out in a long time. It opens with the earliest known history of the tribe.
The description of the tribe covers many aspects of life, including gender roles, wartime, peacetime, and religion and spirituality. Also featured are accounts of interactions with other tribes and with white people, as well as the effects of those relationships.
Many words unique to the specific tribes are used and are defined in the text. The illustrations are excellent. Present-day and archival photos, which depict people as well as scenery and animals, are stunning, regardless of whether they are black-and-white or color.