THE CHEROKEE INDIANS by Nicole Claro

THE CHEROKEE INDIANS

Age Range: 11 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A promising sample from ``The Junior Library of American Indians'': a brief but clear summary of the Cherokees' complex history, including fairly presented specifics on how white settlers disrupted Cherokee life, the whites' misconceptions concerning Indian traditions, and the dissensions among tribal groups--which exacerbated the unjust treaties enforced by the US. A chapter on the ``Trail of Tears'' dwells more on the negotiations that preceded it than on the forced march whose bitter power still endures. Claro concludes with the present-day Cherokees' varying relationships to their heritage. Undistinguished in style and overabbreviated at times; still, well organized and useful. Illustrated in b&w with historical materials, plus a color insert of representative artifacts. Chronology; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 11+)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-7910-1652-8
Page count: 80pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1991