Books and References

Books And References

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.


Sun Circles and Human Hands: The Southeastern Indians - Art and Industry

This fully documented collection of photographs and drawings, compiled from public archives and private collections nationwide, provise a continuing testimony to the craftsmanship of the Indian artisans and the excellent research skills of the editors. This book has received the 1959 Distinguished Book Award from the Alabama Library Association and wide acclaim as the most accessible and comprehensive resource on the material culture of the Southeastern Indian.


Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers Vol I

The first all-indigenous comic book anthology celebrating the many tribes who served as heroic Code Talkers. Award-winning creator Arigon Starr and an acclaimed group of Native American artists and writers brings to life thrilling stories based on the incredible achievements of indigenous soldiers in World War I, World War II, and Korea.

Featuring the talents of:
Weshoyot Alvitre
Kristina Bad Hand
Roy Boney, Jr.
Johnnie Diacon
Lee Francis IV
Renee Nejo
Jonathan Nelson
Michael Sheyahshe
Arigon Starr
Theo Tso


The American Indian Coloring Book

18 page coloring book of general information of people, animals, and items used within most Native American tribes.
By Tom B. Underwood

The Brainerd Journal: A Mission to the Cherokees, 1817-1823

The journal of the Brainerd Mission is an indispensable source for understanding Cherokee culture and history during the early nineteenth century.
The journal entries shed new light on the daily lives and personalities of individual Cherokees, as well as on poorly understood aspects of Cherokee politics and religion.


The Cherokee Cases

Cherokee Nation v. Georgia and Worchester v. Georgia: two landmark U.S. Supreme court cases of the early 1830s.
This book is an ideal guide to understanding the early nineteenth century political development of the Cherokee Nation and their fight for sovereignty.
Jill Norgren

The Cherokee Indian Nation

A history of the Cherokee Nation covering subjects including the origins and development of Cherokee culture, contact with Europeans, political organization and the Trail of Tears.
Edited by Duane H. King with contributions from Roy S. Dickens, John Phillip Reid, Theda Perdue, and more.

The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears

Recounts this moment in American history and considers its impact on the Cherokee, U.S.–Indian relations, and on contemporary society.
Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green
Soft back book.

The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War

This book offers a broad overview of the Civil War as it affected the Cherokees - a social history of a people plunged into crisis - and how the Cherokee people, who had only just begun to recover from the ordeal of removal, faced an equally devastating upheaval in the Civl War.
Soft back book.

The Cherokee Nation: A History

A comprehensive history that not only gives one the rich history of the Cherokee Nation, but it gives it you one in a way that is easy to read for anyone interested in Cherokee history.
This book includes legends, facts, glossaries at the end of each chapter, and also suggestions for further reading.
Robert Conley

The Cherokee Night and Other Plays

Lynn Riggs, a mixed blood Cherokee, wrote about the people, places, and events of the Oklahoma he knew so well. His numberous plays and film scripts, including Green Grow the Lilacs--later made into the hit musical Oklahoma!--have helped Riggs become recognized as one of America's most engaging dramatists.
Includes: Green Grow the Lilacs, The Cherokee Night, and Out of Dust.

The Cherokee Syllabary: Writing the People's Perserverance

In this book the author, Ellen Cushman, employs an engaging narrative approach to relate how Sequoyah created the syllabary on Cherokee terms, apart fromm Western alphabetic models. Cushman traces the history of the syllabary and explains the logic of its structure and the graphic relationships among the characters, both of which might have made the system easy for native speakers to use.


The Cherokee Trail of Tears

The Cherokee Trail of Tears , the first photo-essay to tell the story of the Trail of Tears, pays tribute to the seventeen Cherokee detachments that were pushed westward into Oklahoma.
Award-winning photographer David G. Fitzgerald traveled the trail for more than three years, photographing and documenting pertinent historic sites - some of which were previously unknown - as well as artifacts along the Trail of Tears.
The insightful and informative text by Duane King, one of the country's foremost experts on the Trail of Tears, covers six major routes of the trail. King faithfully re-creates the Cherokee' journey for readers by drawing from military journals, diaries of eyewitnesses, payment vouchers, contemporary newspaper accounts, nineteenth-century maps, and oral traditions.
Foreword by former Principal Chief Chadwick Smith.


The Cherokees

This book includes history over early European contact, Cherokee dealings with colonists and Great Britain, politics, treaties, the Trail of Tears, reestablishment after removal, the Civil War, and more!
Grace Steele Woodward