Books and References

Books And References

'Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People' Season 1 DVD Set

Watch your favorite stories from the first season of the groundbreaking, award-winning program that’s all about Cherokee people, culture, tradition and history.

This 2-disc DVD set also includes the 'Cherokee Almanac' historical segments and the popular 'Let’s Talk Cherokee' language lessons.
Hosted by Emmy-winning journalist Jennifer Loren.


'Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People' Season 2 DVD Set

The Emmy Award-winning documentary-style program is back with all new stories featuring the people, places, history, language, and culture of Cherokee Nation.

You'll meet everyday people, artist, entertainers, athletes, young leaders, and Cherokee elders offering a glimpse into both the historical and modern-day Cherokee way of life. Also included is the popular language learning segment "Let's Talk Cherokee" and the "Cherokee Almanac," which teaches viewers about significant moments in Cherokee history.

'Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People' Season 3 DVD Set

Unlike any other series today, “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” opens the door to Cherokee Nation’s culture, history, language and people.
The third season of the Emmy Award-winning program features more stories and new faces, including a female jouster, an investigative journalist digging for clues to his ancestry, a Native fashion pioneer and a young archer who refuses to let her disability define her future.

The Season 3 set also includes new “Let’s Talk Cherokee” language lessons and more historical insight in the “Cherokee Almanac.” “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” is hosted by Emmy-winning journalist and Cherokee Nation citizen Jennifer Loren.


Pow Wow Chow

This cookbook is a collection of recipes from the families of the Five Civilized Tribes: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole.

Includes appetizers like Marinate Mushrooms and Holiday Cheese Balls, breads like Fry Bread and Pumpkin Bread, main courses like Roast Rack of Veal and Smothered Chicken, and desserts like Cherokee Persimmon Cake and Pecan Balls! Also several soup, salad, and vegetable recipes to round-out your meals.


Rabbit Goes to Kansas

Come along as Ji-Stu the Rabbit and his friend Wildcat follow the North Star for days in search of a giant cottonwood tree that is home to a tribe of mysterious birds with shining red heads ad brilliant blue bodies!
Story by Deborah Duvall
Paintings by Murv Jacobs

Disclaimer: This art has not been authenticated as produced by a Native American as defined by the Cherokee Nation Truth in Advertising for Native Art Act.


Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees Vol. 1

The written records of the Moravian missionaries from 1752-1802 beginning with their early contact with the Cherokees and establishment of the first mission school.


Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees Vol. 2

Written records of the Moravian missionaries from 1802-1805 detailing the beginnings of the mission and establishing the school.


Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees Vol. 3

The Anna Rosina Years, Part 1.
Chronicles the coming of John and Anna Rosina to the mission and the new life and character the mission takes due to Anna's dedication to the education of Cherokee children. Also includes the tragic death of James Vann, the Moravian's benefactor among the Cherokees.


Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees Vol. 4

The Anna Rosina Years, Part 2.
1810-1816. From the Creeks in Alabama to Tecumseh in Canada to Napoleon in Europe, it seems there is "Warfare on the Horizon" in part two of "The Anna Rosina Years." Meanwhile, Anna Rosina and her husband, John Gambold carry on alone with their students at the little Moravian mission called Springplace in the Cherokee Nation.


Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees Vol. 5

The Anna Rosina Years, Part 3
Farewell to Sister Gambold
1817-1821 Peace seems to return to the Cherokee Nation as the United States government agrees to Cherokee ownership of the land (omitting approval from the state of Georgia). Meanwhile, the Moravian mission at Springplace flourishes with new members until tragedy strikes when Anna Rosina Kliest Gambold is "called home."

Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees Vol. 6

1821-1825: March to Removal, Part 1: Sage in Ancestral Homeland.
As the Cherokees build their nation's capital and adopt a syllabary for printing in their language, the Moravians renew their mission work at two stations, Springplace and Oochgeelogy.


Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees Vol. 7

1825-1827: March to Removal, Part 2: Death in the Land and Mission.
Thanks to the genius of Sequoyah, Cherokees young and old are now able to write their language. Seeing this, Moravians advise themselves to learn the syllabary. But then, in short order, old Chief Pathkiller, the Moravians' Charles Renatus Hicks, and lastly Br. John Gambold pass away.


Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees Vol. 8

1828-1830: March to Removal, Part 3: In Their Own Voice - 'Power to Remove'.
As a younger generation steps into leadership of the Cherokee Nation and the Cherokee Phoenix newspaper begins publication, gold is discovered and the State of Georgia asserts its jurisdiction over Cherokee land.


Sam Houston with the Cherokee: 1829 - 1833

A look into the life of Sam Houtson during his brief years with the Cherokee. Indian agency records, Congressional documents, contemporary diaries, and unpublished letters - as well as Houston's letters and speeches - help reconstruct these years of obscure knowledge.


Selu: Seeking the Corn-Mother's Wisdom

"Marilou Awiakta is one of the rare writers whose words help readers see the world in a different way. Her weaving of essays, stories and poems in Selu: Seeking the Corn-Mother's Wisdom creates the sense of an ancient knowledge being brought to bear on modern problems. For the dominant culture of this country, she brings an inkling of the wisdom it has done its best to destroy, and the generosity of spirit that continues giving that wisdom as a gift."
-Gloria Steinem (author of Revolution from Within and Moving Beyond Words.