Books and References

Books And References

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.


Sequoyah: The Man Who Gave His People Writing

James Rutherford's takes the story of Sequoyah and his struggles and triumphs to give his people a way to communicate like never before and adds beautiful illustrations along with with the Cherokee translation by Anna Sixkiller Huckaby.
Each page tells the story in both English and Cherokee syllabary for the reader to not only learn of what Sequoyah accomplished, but to also witness the important invention for the Cherokee people.
Hardcover. Recipient of The Robert F. Sibert Honor Book award.


Sequoyah's Numerals

This booklet is designed to teach one to read and write Sequoyah's numberals, which dates back to the 1820's.
In Sequoyah's numeral system, he created 30 symbols for his numbers 1 through 20 and number 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 1000, and one million.
Published by Cherokee citizen John Ross - Translation Specialist for Cherokee Nation Education Services.


Simply Cherokee - Animals Part I

Learn how to pronounce and spell simple animals in the Cherokee language. This easy to use workbook focuses on animal words that use only two syllables to say. Features fun quizzes to help reinforce what you've learned!

Prerequisite: Simply Cherokee - Syllabary Workbook or complete Cherokee reading and writing skills.
My Cherokee citizen Marc Case.