Books

Find these titles (and more) at local libraries in western North Carolina. Many of these sources are also available online.

 

The following books on Cherokee History are available from the Qualla Boundary Public Library, located in Cherokee, NC.

Anderson, William L. A Guide to Cherokee Documents in Foreign Archives. Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 1995.

Dickens, Jr., Roy S. Cherokee Prehistory. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1976.

Duncan, Barbara R., and Brett H. Riggs. Cherokee Heritage Trails Guidebook. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013.

Fogelson, Raymond D. The Cherokees: A Critical Bibliography. Bloomington: Newberry Library/Indiana University Press, 1978.

Freel, Margaret Walker. Our Heritage, the People of Cherokee County, North Carolina, 1540-1955. Andrews: The Andrews Journal, 1973.

French, Laurence and Jim Hornbuckle, eds., The Cherokee Perspective: Written by Eastern Cherokees. Boone: The Appalachian Consortium Press, 1981.

Gulick, John. Cherokees at the Crossroads. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Institute, 1973.

Hatley, Tom. The Dividing Paths: Cherokees and South Carolinians through the Era of Revolution. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Keel, Bennie C. Cherokee Archaeology: A Study of the Appalachian Summit. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1976.

Mails, Thomas E. The Cherokee People: The Story of the Cherokees from the Earliest Origins to Contemporary Times. New York: Marlowe & Company, 1996.

Malone, Henry Thompson. Cherokees of the Old South: A People in Transition. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2010.

Mooney, James. James Mooney’s History, Myths, and Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees. Fairview: Bright Mountain Books, 1992.

Neely, Sharlotte. Snowbird Cherokees: People of Persistence. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1993.

Perdue, Theda and Michael D. Green. The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears. New York: Penguin Group, 2007.

Rozema, Vicki. Cherokee Voices: Early Accounts of Cherokee Life in the East (Real Voices, Real History Series). Winston-Salem: John F. Blair Publishing, 2002.

 

The following books on Cherokee History are available from the Snowbird Public Library, located in Robbinsville, NC.

Bridges, Ben Oshel. An Historical Analysis of the Legal Status of the North Carolina Cherokees. Chapel Hill: North Carolina Law Review, 1980.

Carney, Virgina Moore. Eastern Band Cherokee Women: Cultural Persistence in Their Letters and Speeches. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2005.

Chiltoskey, Mary Ulmer. Cherokee Fair and Festival: A History Thru 1978. Cherokee: Cherokee Fall Festival Association, 1979.

Conley, Robert. A Cherokee Encyclopedia. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2007.

Duncan, Barbara R., and Brett H. Riggs. Cherokee Heritage Trails Guidebook. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013.

Ehle, John. Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation. New York: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1997.

Johnston, Carolyn Ross. Cherokee Women in Crisis: Trail of Tears, Civil War, and Allotment, 1838-1907. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2003.

King, Duane H. The Cherokee Indian Nation: A Troubled History. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2005.

Mooney, James. James Mooney’s History, Myths, and Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees. Fairview: Bright Mountain Books, 1992.

Norgren, Jill. The Cherokee Cases: The Confrontation of Law and Politics. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1996.

Perdue, Theda. Mixed Blood Indians: Racial Construction in the Early South. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2005.

Smith, James F. Cherokee Land Lottery, Containing a Numerical List of the Names of the Fortunate Drawers in Said Lottery, With an Engraved Map of Each District. Baltimore: Clearfield Publishing, 2011.

Starr, Emmet. History of the Cherokee Indians. Cherokee: Cherokee Publications, Inc., 2009.

Thornton, Russell. The Cherokees: A Population History. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1992.

 

The following books on Cherokee History are available from Fontana Regional Library, located in Bryson City, Cashiers, Franklin, Highlands, Nantahala, and Sylva, North Carolina.

Anderson, William L. Cherokee Removal: Before and After. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1992.

Browder, Nathaniel C. The Cherokee Indians and Those Who Came After: Notes for a History of Cherokee County, North Carolina, 1835-1860. Hayesville: Browder, 1973.

Crow, Vernon H. Storm in the Mountains: Thomas’ Confederate Legion of Cherokee Indians and Mountaineers. Cherokee: Cherokee Publications, 1982.

Duncan, Barbara R., and Brett H. Riggs. Cherokee Heritage Trails Guidebook. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013.

Hatley, Tom. The Dividing Paths: Cherokees and South Carolinians through the Era of Revolution. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

King, Duane H. The Cherokee Indian Nation: A Troubled History. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2005.

Mooney, James. James Mooney’s History, Myths, and Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees. Fairview: Bright Mountain Books, 1992.

Rozema, Vicki. Cherokee Voices: Early Accounts of Cherokee Life in the East (Real Voices, Real History Series). Winston-Salem: John F. Blair Publishing, 2002.