Cherokee Thoughts

Cherokee Thoughts

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Gaming and chiefing. Imposters and freedmen. Distinguished novelist Robert J. Conley examines some of the most interesting facets of the Cherokee world. In 26 essays laced with humor, understatement, even open sarcasm, this popular writer takes on politics, culture, his peoplea€™s history, and what it means to be Cherokee. Readers who think they know Conley will find an abundance of surprises in these pages. He reveals historical information not widely known or written about, such as Cherokee Confederate general Stand Watiea€™s involvement in the infamous Reconstruction treaty forced upon his people in 1866, and he explains his admiration for such characters as Ned Christie and Henry Starr, whom some might consider criminals. From legendary figures Dragging Canoe and Nancy Ward to popular icons like Will Rogers to contemporary a€œCherokee Wannabesa€a€”people seeking ancestral roots whether actual or fancifula€”Conley traces the dogged persistence of the Cherokee people in the face of relentless incursions upon their land and culture. a€œCherokees are used to controversy, a€ observes Conley; a€œin fact, they enjoy it.a€ As provocative as it is entertaining, Cherokee Thoughts will intrigue tribal members and anyone with an interest in the Cherokee people.I cana#39;t help it. Henry Starr is my hero. Henry Starr is the man I would most like to emulate. But times have gotten away from me. There is ... They have created so many ways to get our money away from us that it is unbelievable. ... Henry Starr was a Cherokee, born near Fort Gibson, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), in 1873.

Title:Cherokee Thoughts
Author:Robert J. Conley
Publisher:University of Oklahoma Press - 2014-10-20


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