Books and References

Books And References

Cherokee National Treasures: In Their Own Words

The Cherokee National Treasure award has currently been bestowed to ninety-four artisans since its inception in 1988 by the Cherokee Nation and the Cherokee National Historic Society.
In the pages of this book you will find stories as told by the artist themselves, family, and friends that help not only showcase their craft, but also their inspirations. You'll see basketry, pottery, weavings, woodwork, and more.
These artist help preserve and perpetuate Cherokee life, values, and art by being educators, advisors, and supporters of Cherokee art to ensure that both art and skill are not lost.

Hardback with both dust jacket and hard case covering.
Measures approx. 13 1/2" x 10 1/2"


Cherokee New Testament

The New Testament transcribed entirely in Cherokee.
Republished by permission of the American Bible Association by Cherokee Nation Highlighted the words of Jesus Christ in red.
Hardback book approx. 9" x 11"
Features record page for births, marriages, and deaths along with genealogy chart. Cherokee Syllabary chart within book.
Presentation page includes personal history such as baptism date and location, churches attended, and other dates and significant remembrances.


Cherokee Roots Vol. I: Eastern Cherokee Rolls

Official United States Government Census of the Cherokee Indian from 1817 through 1924 residing East of the Missisippi River.
1817 Reservation Rolls
1817-1835 Emigration Rolls
1835 Henderson Roll
1848 Mullay Roll
1851 Siler Roll
1852 Chapman Roll
1869 Swetland Roll
1883 Hester Roll
1908 Churchill Roll
1909 Guion Miller East Roll
1924 Baker Roll

Cherokee Roots Vol. II: Western Cherokee Rolls

Official United States Government Census of the Cherokee Indian from 1851 through 1909 residing West of the Mississippi River.
1851 Old Settler Roll
1852 Drennen Roll
1909 Guion Miller West Roll

Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars' Club

A collection of forty, interwoven stories, conversations, and teachings about Western Cherokee life, beliefs, and the art of storytelling. Explores the art of Cherokee storytelling, or as it is known in the Cherokee language, gagoga, literally translated as "he or she is lying." Four of the stories are presented in both English and Cherokee.
A collaboration between Cherokee scholar Christopher B. Teuton, Hastings Shade, Sammy Still, Sequoyah Guess, and Woody Hansen that brings the first collection of traditional and contemporary Western Cherokee stories published in over forty years.



Cherokee Study Course II

The second part of the study course helps with common phrases and the different forms when speaking to one, two, or three+ persons.

Cherokee Syllabary Blocks

Explore 85 individual Cherokee characters debossed and printed with animal images and numbers. Teach the entire Cherokee syllabary as developed by Cherokee silversmith Sequoyah in 1821. This 32 block hand crafted set represents a labor of love for Cherokee citizen Tonnette Mouse-Hummingbird and family. Includes informational booklet.
Handcrafted in the USA from Michigan basswood these non-toxic, mouth safe inks are perfect for any little one ages 2+!


Cherokee Women

A look at the roles women play with in Cherokee society and the gender and cultural change from 1700 - 1835.

Chief Bowles and the Texas Cherokee

The gripping story of the last stand of Chief Philip Bowles of the Chickamauga Cherokee Indians of Texas that were continually forced to relocate.

Coach Tommy Thompson and the Boys of Sequoyah

This inspiring book looks at the life of Tommy Thompson -from his personal struggles to his triumphs - and the difference he made for a generation of boys as the football coach at Sequoyah Vocational School in 1947.

Easy to Use Cherokee Dictionary

Word list style book that is great for quick reference to knowing single words.
Brief history on the preservation of the Cherokee language along with explanation of differing dialects.
By Cherokee citizen Prentice Robinson

Everyday Is A Good Day

A unique collection of rare and often intimate glipses at the resilience and perserverance of Native women who face each day positively and see the richness in their lives.
Memorial Edition for First Female Chief of the Cherokee Nation Wilma Mankiller.

Fire and the Spirits

This book traces the emergence of the Cherokee system of laws from the ancient spirit decrees to the fusion of tribal ways of law with Anglo-American laws.

From One Fire - The Story of Cherokee Chief Bill John Baker

Veteran writer and historian Bill Keith turns his unique storytelling into a compelling profile of his nephew Bill John Baker, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. For the reader, Keith's accounts are more than just a shared family tale. He explores the people and the lessons that catapulted Chief Baker from a businessman to a political leader, shaped his commitment to public service, and enabled him to achieve many historic milestones for the Cherokee people.


General Stand Watie's Confederate Indians

The story of Stand Watie, the only American Indian to attain the rank of general in the Confederate Army.
From his beginnings as an aristocratic, prosperous slaveholding planter to being the last Confederate general to lay down his arms in surrender.