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From ancient times to today the number seven has been sacred to the Cherokee. Here is a fascinating look at Cherokee society of old when the basic arrangement of Cherokee social, religious and political life was structured into seven clans. Readers will learn about clan names in Cherokee and English, descriptions of power animals, how the matrilineal system worked, marriage customs, government structures, festivals and more. Beautiful full-page, color illustrations throughout.
New Bilingual Edition
This bilingual edition tells the story about the Yuñwi Tsunsdi (the Little People of the Cherokee), the small mystical beings that played a vital part in traditional Cherokee life and culture. Beautifully illustrated and delightfully told, this is a book for all ages. This book supports the effort to revitalize the learning and use of the Cherokee language.
This unique book on the Cherokee feature's children's stories and a sobering, firsthand account of the Trail of Tears by a U.S. soldier who was there. The story is written on the soldier's 80th birthday to his children and recounts his relationship with the Cherokee beginning in 1829, and through 1838 to 1839 when he was part of the infantry that took part in the Trail of Tears.
Cherokee ceremonial dances and regalia are described, explained, and illustrated in full-color in this beautiful how to book. Readers will learn the history of The Friendship Dance, The Common Dance, the Burial Dance, the Coat Dance, the Round Dance, the Green Corn Dance, the Corn Dance, the Eagle Dance, the Peace-Pipe Dance, the Pigeon Dance, and the Quail Dance among many others along with the type of regalia worn. The author presents a practical approach on how to make a number of the items and accessories worn for these dances by using many simple, easy-to-follow instructions.