Voices of Cherokee Women

Voices of Cherokee Women

Book - 2013
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Voices of Cherokee Women is a compelling collection of first-person accounts by Cherokee women. It includes letters, diaries, newspaper articles, oral histories, ancient myths, and accounts by travelers, traders, and missionaries who encountered the Cherokees from the 16th century to the present. Among the stories told by these "voices" are those of Rebecca Neugin being carried as a child on the Trail of Tears; Mary Stapler Ross seeing her beautiful Rose Cottage burned to the groundduring the Civil War; Hannah Hicks watching as marauders steal her food and split open her feather beds, scattering the feathers in the wind; and girls at the Cherokee Female Seminary studying the same curriculum as women at Mount Holyoke.Voices of Cherokee Women recounts how Cherokee women went from having equality within the tribe to losing much of their political and economic power in the 19th century to regaining power in the 20th, as Joyce Dugan and Wilma Mankiller became the first femalechiefs of the Cherokee Nation. The book's publication is timed for the commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the Trail of Tears.
Publisher: Winston-Salem, North Carolina : John F. Blair, Publisher, [2013]
ISBN: 9780895875990
0895875993
0895875993
0895876000
9780895876003
Characteristics: xvi, 295 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Johnston, Carolyn 1948-

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