Much has been written about the forced removal of thousands of Cherokee Indians to present-day Oklahoma in the 1830s. Many of them died on the Trail of Tears. But until recently historians have largely ignored the tribal remnant that avoided removal and remained in North Carolina. John R. Finger shifts attention to the Eastern Band of Cherokees, descended from that remnant and now numbering almost ten thousand, most of whom live on a reservation adjacent to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Cherokee Americans is, ironically, the first comprehensive account of the twentieth-century experience of a band that is known to and photographed by millions of tourists.
This book is a sequel to The Eastern Band of Cherokees, 1819–1900 (1984) by John R. Finger, who is a professor of history at the University of Tennessee.
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The Cherokee Reservation in North Carolina's scenic Smoky Mountains has attracted millions of visitors in the 20th century. In the first comprehensive account of the Cherokee Band's modern history, the author demonstrates how they have integrated the burgeoning tourist economy into their overall plans for economic development. Cherokee leaders, while often internally factionalized, have consistently manipulated federal and state policies to the overall advantage of the Band, keeping their tribal land base and federal services when threatened. This book complements the author's The Eastern Band of Cherokees, 1819-1900 ( LJ 4/15/84). It is a valuable addition to modern Indian studies.
- Mary B. Davis, Huntington Free Lib., Bronx, New York
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"A valuable addition to modern Indian studies."-"Library Journal,"
"Cherokee Americans" combines . . . high-quality scholarship and eminent readability."-"Choice,"
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Book Description University of Nebraska Press, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0803219857
Book Description University of Nebraska Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0803219857 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1305504
Book Description University of Nebraska Press, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110803219857