Cherokee by Echenoz Book Summary:
Prix Médicis 1983 Georges Chave, né à Ivry-sur-Seine le jour de la bataille d'Okinawa, domicilié à Paris dans le 11e arrondissement. Vit de peu. Meuble son existence d'une activité de bars, de cinémas, de voyages en banlieue, de sommeils imprévus, d'aventures provisoires. Écoute souvent des disques américains ; l'un de ces disques lui manque, une version rare de Cherokee, qu'on lui a dérobé il y a dix ans. Tout cela n'est rien, mais il s'en contente jusqu'à ce que Véronique surgisse dans sa vie. Dès lors, Georges s'agite un peu.Il ne voulait pas grand-chose, pourtant : gagner assez d'argent pour offrir cette robe jaune à Véronique. Mais déjà elle l'a quitté. Et à peine rencontre-t-il une autre femme qu'elle aussi disparaît. Celle-là, Georges va la chercher partout, suivre ses traces jusqu'à la mer du Nord, cependant que tout le monde se lance à sa poursuite – policiers, voleurs, divers intermédiaires. Sait-il seulement pourquoi ? Le voilà seul comme un Peau-Rouge dans un jeu de piste truqué, sur le sentier d'une guerre qu'il n'avait pas songé à déclarer.Le 14 juillet 83« Cher Jean Echenoz,à côté des énigmes nombreuses et saugrenues qui s'entrelacent dans ton Cherokee, le vrai mystère de ce bouquin, c'est qu'il tient debout et qu'il est passionnant et drôle. On ne sait pas pourquoi. Car enfin ce n'est qu'un ramas de déchets, comme sont tous les romans contemporains ; et Cherokee est un ramas de déchets spécialement hétéroclites et qui devraient se détruire les uns les autres. Ce « méta-polar » référentiel, cette frénésie de descriptions « objectales », cette débauche d'allusions qui fait du Faucon Maltais un perroquet débagoulant et latiniste, cent autres références discrètes, et puis cette écriture outrageusement précieuse et qui rit d'elle-même et de la misère de sa propre préciosité – tout ce bordel devrait être, au bout du compte, une autodestruction et un « ratage », un sommet de l'effondrement. Or non. Ça tient. D’une manière antiphysique : comme un château de cartes qui serait une brique. Tu me mets dans la perplexité, mais dans la perplexité enthousiaste. La seule chose que j'ai comprise, c'est le titre, mais ce Cherokee qui devient Koko, c'est une affaire qui ne regarde que nous, et ton perroquet délirant, et l'ombre de Charlie Parker. Au total je suis épaté car c'est épatant. »-Jean-Patrick Manchette
Cherokee by Jean Echenoz Book Summary:
Originally published in 1983, Cherokee won the Prix Médicis and established Jean Echenoz as one of Europe's most brilliant young writers. As the reviewer for the Chicago Tribune noted, "Its erstwhile hero is George Chave, maybe a detective, maybe an underworld figure. With him the reader embarks on a breakneck but loving tour of Paris, punctuated by auto chases, mystery ladies, sleazy bars, and innumerable metro stops. Along the way, the detective-reader alternately follows the trail of a rare talking parrot, an eccentric runaway wife, an elusive missing heir, and a weird religious cult." The novel is "a wonderfully funny piece of controlled, chaotic madness," said the Irish Times.
Cherokee Heritage Trails Guidebook by Barbara R. Duncan Book Summary:
Enriched by Cherokee voices, this guidebook offers a unique journey into the lands and culture of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in the mountains of North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia. Every year millions of tourists visit these mountains, drawn by the region's great natural beauty and diverse cultural traditions. Many popular aspects of Cherokee culture are readily apparent; beneath the surface, however, lies a deeper Cherokee heritage--rooted in sacred places, community ties, storytelling, folk arts, and centuries of history. Cherokee Heritage Trails Guidebook is your introduction to this vibrant world. The book is organized around seven geographical hubs or communities within the original Cherokee homeland. Each chapter covers sites, side trips, scenic drives, and events. Cherokee stories, history, poems, and philosophy enrich the text and reveal the imagination of Cherokees past and present. The Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee, North Carolina, is the main interpretive center for the Cherokee Heritage Trails. Among the many other featured sites are Kituhwa Mound, origin of the mother town of the Cherokees; Junaluska Memorial and Museum, with a preserved gravesite and medicine plant trail; and Unicoi Turnpike Trail, part of the Trail of Tears and one of sixteen national millennium trails in the United States.
The Case of the Reprobate Raven (Cherokee Inc. Book 2) by Diane Trott Book Summary:
In the sleepy community of Lauada, North Carolina, Rose Martin, a private investigator, is abruptly pulled into the vicious murdersof recent residential arrivals. She finds herself once again working grisly crime scenes with her cousin, and wondering how theseincidents could happen in a small town where everybody knows everybody. She accepts the assignment at risk to herself.
The Seventh Generation: Legend of the Cherokee Princess by S.L. Ruth Book Summary:
From the hills of the final holdout of the Cherokee Nation in New Echota, Georgia, to the wilds of untamed Florida, through seven generations of beloved women known for their courage and strength, as they suffer heartbreak, war, and prejudice, through the antebellum era, the Civil War, the Great Depression, two World Wars, and the turmoil of the 60s, The Mother, her daughter, Egwa Ni Set Tsi, and her daughter, Betsy, to Tempie, to Janie, the Belle of Putnam County, Lorraine, called "Dick" who grows up in the depression and World War II, and finally to Savannah, who relives the trials of her mothers before her, then writes them down, The Seventh Generation will enthrall you and touch your heart forever. The amazing strength these women portray, the injustice they endure, and unfailing light they are to their families and future generations, is a story that will linger with you. This mostly true story will both embrace you through the words of the grandmother, and will fascinate for years to come. The lives and loves of these women lies beyond history. Their truths will inspire all who read on.
The Cherokee Herbal: Native Plant Medicine from the Four Directions by J. T. Garrett Book Summary:
A practical guide to the medicinal uses of over 450 plants and herbs as applied in the traditional practices of the Cherokee. • Details the uses of over 450 plants for the treatment of over 120 ailments. • Written by the coauthor of Medicine of the Cherokee (40,000 copies sold). • Explains the healing elements of the Four Directions and the plants associated with them. • Includes traditional teaching tales as told to the author by Cherokee Elders. In this rare collection of the acquired herbal knowledge of Cherokee Elders, author J. T. Garrett presents the healing properties and medicinal applications of over 450 North American plants. Readers will learn how Native American healers utilize the gifts of nature for ceremonial purposes and to treat over 120 ailments, from the common cold to a bruised heart. The book presents the medicine of the Four Directions and the plants with which each direction is associated. From the East comes the knowledge of "heart medicine"--blood-building tonics and plants for vitality and detoxification. The medicine of the South focuses on the innocence of life and the energy of youthfulness. West medicine treats the internal aspects of the physical body to encourage strength and endurance, while North medicine offers a sense of freedom and connection to the stars and the greater Universal Circle. This resource also includes traditional teaching tales to offer insights from Cherokee cosmology into the origin of illness, how the animals found their medicine, and the naming of the plants.
The Five Civilized Tribes: The History of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole by Charles River Editors Book Summary:
*Includes pictures *Traces the history of each tribe from their origins to today *Includes eyewitness accounts of the Trail of Tears *Includes a Bibliography for further reading The Five Civilized Tribes are among the best known Native American groups in American history, and they were even celebrated by contemporary Americans for their abilities to adapt to white culture. But tragically, they are also well known tribes due to the trials and tribulations they suffered by being forcibly moved west along the Trail of Tears. The Cherokee began the process of assimilation with whites very early, even before the establishment of the Unites States, and by the early 19th century they were one of the “Five Civilized Tribes.” Ultimately, however, it is unclear what benefits “civilization” brought the tribe. Throughout the colonial period and after the American Revolution, the Cherokee struggled to satisfy the whims and desires of American government officials and settlers, often suffering injustices after complying with their desires. Nevertheless, the Cherokee continued to endure, and after being pushed west, they rose from humble origins as refugees new to the southeastern United States to build themselves back up into a powerhouse both economically and militarily. Even after being forced to leave their traditional homeland again, they once more rose to become a powerful tribe and nation, ruling themselves and building their economic power through wise and skillful leadership. Though not as well known as the Cherokee, two of the Five Civilized Tribes were the Chickasaw and Choctaw. With roots that tie them to the Ancient Moundbuilders, the Chickasaw and Choctaw were among the most established groups in the Southeastern United States, and they were among the first natives encountered by Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto’s historic expedition in the mid-16th century. They became known as two of the Five Civilized Tribes for quickly assimilating aspects of European culture, but in response to early European contact, they also became part of one of the strongest confederacies in the region. Ultimately, however, they were pushed westward during the mid-19th century and were notoriously part of the Trail of Tears. Despite becoming a dominant regional force, infighting among the Creek brought about civil war in the early 19th century, and they were quickly wrapped up in the War of 1812 as well. By the end of that fighting, the Creek were compelled to cede millions of acres of land to the expanding United States, ushering in a new era that found the Creek occupying only a small strip of Alabama by the 1830s. With the Spanish Empire foundering during the mid-19th century, the young United States sought to take possession of Florida. President Andrew Jackson’s notorious policy of Indian Removal led to the Seminole Wars in the 1830s, and that was already after General Andrew Jackson had led American soldiers against the Seminole in the First Seminole War a generation earlier. The Seminole Wars ultimately pushed much of the tribe into Oklahoma, and the nature of some of the fighting remains one of the best known aspects of Seminole history among Americans. The Five Civilized Tribes comprehensively covers the culture and history of the famous tribes, profiling their origins, their famous leaders, and their lasting legacy. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole like you never have before.
The Cherokee Herbal: Native Plant Medicine from the Four Directions by Garrett, J. T. (2003) Paperback Book Summary:
Gathering together the acquired herbal knowledge of Cherokee Elders, the Cherokee Herbal by J T Garrett presents the healing properties, ceremonial purposes, and medicinal properties of hundreds of North American plants. Weight: 0.74 lbs.
The Five Civilized Tribes In Indian Territory: The Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, And Seminole Nations. by Department Of Interior Book Summary:
Published in 1894 by the U.S. Department of Interior, this is a collection of the conditions of the 5 Civilized Tribes in 1890, which were the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, Seminole and Choctaw, the history of Indian Territory, later to be Oklahoma. Includes church statistics, towns, revenue, Creeks in South Carolina, Delaware Indians, laws of the Creek Nation, education, sanitary conditions and much more.
The Five Civilized Tribes: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Seminole (Civilization of the American Indian) by Grant Foreman Book Summary:
Side by side with the westward drift of white Americans in the 1830's was the forced migration of the Five Civilized Tribes from Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Both groups were deployed against the tribes of the prairies, both breaking the soil of the undeveloped hinterland. Both were striving in the years before the Civil War to found schools, churches, and towns, as well as to preserve orderly development through government and laws.In this book Grant Foreman brings to light the singular effect the westward movement of Indians had in the cultivation and settlement of the Trans-Mississippi region. It shows the Indian genius at its best and conveys the importance of the Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks, and Seminoles to the nascent culture of the plains. Their achievements between 1830 and 1860 were of vast importance in the making of America.
Pow Wow Chow: A Collection of Recipes from Families of the Five Civilized Tribes : Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole Book Summary:
collection of recipes from families of the Five Civilized Tribes. (Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole) Over a thousand recipes covering all kinds of food with sections on appetizer, soups, salads, bread, main courses (meats of every kind), vegetables, and desserts.
Cherokee Sister: The Collected Writings of Catharine Brown, 1818-1823 (Legacies of Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers) by Catharine Brown Book Summary:
Catharine Brown (1800?–1823) became Brainerd Mission School’s first Cherokee convert to Christianity, a missionary teacher, and the first Native American woman whose own writings saw extensive publication in her lifetime. After her death from tuberculosis at age twenty-three, the missionary organization that had educated and later employed Brown commissioned a posthumous biography, Memoir of Catharine Brown, which enjoyed widespread contemporary popularity and praise.In the following decade, her writings, along with those of other educated Cherokees, became highly politicized and were used in debates about the removal of the Cherokees and other tribes to Indian Territory. Although she was once viewed by literary critics as a docile and dominated victim of missionaries who represented the tragic fate of Indians who abandoned their identities, Brown is now being reconsidered as a figure of enduring Cherokee revitalization, survival, adaptability, and leadership.In Cherokee Sister Theresa Strouth Gaul collects all of Brown’s writings, consisting of letters and a diary, some appearing in print for the first time, as well as Brown’s biography and a drama and poems about her. This edition of Brown’s collected works and related materials firmly establishes her place in early nineteenth-century culture and her influence on American perceptions of Native Americans.