Reclaiming Displaced Heritages:
An Annotated Bibliography for the Georgia Team
by Leslie Walker and Rozlyn Truss
About North Georgia Editors. "American Indian Land Cessions in Georgia." About North Georgia. Golden Ink. 15 February 2000. <http://www.ngeorgia.com/history/indianla.html>. Showcases Indian land cessions prior to 1800.
About North Georiga Editors. "Cherokee in North Georgia." About North Georgia. Golden Ink. 30 May 2002 <http://ngeorgia.com/history/cherokeeindex.html>. Timeline; overview of Cherokee in North Georgia society and culture. Extensive history in three parts. Removal forts; Cherokee Phoenix.
About North Georgia Editors. "Native Americans in North Georgia." About North Georgia. Golden Ink.15 February 2000 <http://ngeorgia.com/history/findex.html>. Showcases Indian groups: Woodland, Moundbuilders, Creek, and Cherokee.
About North Georgia Editors. "The Trail of Tears." About North Georgia. Golden Ink. 10 February 2000 <http://www.ngeorgia.com/history/nghisttt.html>.
Showcases numerous links to forts, famous people, and other historic sites. Extensive coverage of Cherokee, with user friendly links to history, sites to visit.
Almeida, Deirdre A. "Countering Prejudice Against American Indians and Alaska Natives Through Antibias Curriculum and Instruction." ERIC Digest. ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools. October 11, 1999 <http://aelliot.ael.org/~eric/digests/edorc964.html>.
"Cherokee Nations v. Georgia." University of Georgia. October 11, 1999 <http://www.cviog.uga.edu/Projects/gainfo/cherovga.htm>.
"The Cherokee Trail of Tears 1838-1839." National Historic Trail. Trail of Tears Association. 10 December 1999 <http://rosecity.net/tears/trail/tearsnht.html>. Showcases the Federal Indian Removal Policy.
"Chief Vann House Historic Site." Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites. Online. 14 December 1999 <http://www.gastateparks.org/info.asp?id=102&access=0&siteid=5>.
"Etowah Indian Mounds." Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites. 14 December 1999. <http://www.gastateparks.org/info.asp?id=44&siteid=5>. Showcases the site, hours of operation, information contact, and nearby attractions.
"Federally Recognized American Indian Tribes." Indian Circle Web Ring. The Seminole Tribe of Florida. 30 May 2002 <http://www.indiancircle.com/links.shtml>. Official site of the Cherokee Nation. Includes web of recognized American Indian tribes. History and Cherokee Phoenix.
Montre, Leah. The Cherokee Page. 10 December 1999 <http://members.aol.com/tuckermice/cherokee.html>. Showcases a great paper by this 3rd grade student in St. Louis.
"The Trail of Tears." Georgia Stories. Peachstar. 20 January 2000[NOTE: URLs subject to change without notification]
<http://www.peachstar.org/ga_stories/topics/homepg.asp?sub_id=036&studstatus=1&educstatus=1>. Showcases history, photographs, study questions/answers, and student resources.
Extensive coverage of Cherokee, with user friendly links to history, sites to visit.
Timeline; overview of Cherokee in North Georgia society and culture. Extensive history in three parts. Removal forts; Cherokee Phoenix.
Official site of the Cherokee Nation. Includes web of recognized American Indian tribes. History and Cherokee Phoenix.
Conley, Robert J. Cherokee Dragon. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Historical novel tells the story of the Cherokee leader Biyu (Dragging Canoe) during the American Revolution. Sets the stage for players in the Mountain Windsong. Some violence.
Mountain Windsong. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1992. Love story between Waguli (Whipporwill) and Oconeechee, a young Cherokee man. Combination of history and legend - as they are separated. Interspersed with historical documents, including letter from Ralph Waldo Emerson to president of U.S.
Duvall, Deborah L. The Cherokee Nation and Tahlequah. Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 1999. A visual history of the Cherokee Nation, featuring the capital, Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Pictorial documentation of the Trail of Tears.
Erdoes, Richard, and Alfonso Ortiz, eds. American Indian Myths and Legends. New York: Pantheon Boosk, 1984. Collection of 160 tales from 80 tribal groups. Includes four Cherokee myths.
Glancy, Diane. Pushing the Bear. San Diego: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1996. The voices of Maritole, her husband Knowbowtee, white soldiers, missionaries, and other members of the Trail of Tears, tell a tragic story of the forced removal and relocation.
Perdue, Theda, and Michael D. Green, eds. The Cherokee Removal: A Brief History with Documents. Boston: Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, 1995. Collection of historical documents that tell the story of the Cherokee Removal. Documents are interspersed with a narrative that is easy to follow.
The Southeastern Indians. Distributor Georgia Department of Natural Resources Film & Video. 1999. Tells the story of the rise and fall of these ancient cultures. An introduction to the history of native Americans of the Southeast. Fifteen minutes. Available at Funk Heritage Museum, Reinhardt College.
Smoke Signals. Dir. Chris Eyre. Writer Sherman Alexie. Miramax, 1998. First feature film made by a Native American crew and writer. From a reservation in Idaho, two young men go on a road trip to retrieve the ashes of one's father. Winner at the Sundance Film Festival.
The Southeastern Indians, video recording, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Film & Video, 1999. Tells the story of the rise and fall of these ancient cultures. An introduction to the history of native Americans of the Southeast. Fifteen minutes. Available at Funk Heritage Museum, Reinhardt College.
Sites to Visit [NOTE:All e-resources subject to change without notice]
New Echota Historic Site, Calhoun, Georgia Capital of the Cherokee Nation, established in 1825. Original and reconstructed buildings on site. Reconstructed print shop houses copies of the Cherokee's newspaper, The Cherokee Phoenix. Museum tour includes 15-minute video of Southeastern Indians. www.ngeorgia.com
Funk Heritage Center, Reinhardt College Includes a replica of Iroquois longhouse, Native American Art Gallery, and a Hall of Ancients, representing 12,000 years of Native American history. Features artifacts, dioramas and interactive workstations. Also features an Appalachian Settlers Village with demonstrations. www.reinhardt.edu/funk-bennett
Etowah Indian Mounds, Cartersville, Georgia Largest and most important Indian settlement in the Etowah Valley. The earthen knolls were used between 1000 and 1500 A.D. as a platform for the home of the priest/chief, temples and mortuary houses. http://www.ngeorgia.com
Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park Blakely, Georgia. The park covers 1,293 acres and contains two lakes. Contained within its boundaries are seven Indian mounds; a great temple mound, two burial mounds, and four ceremonial mounds. These mounds were built during the 12th and 13th centuries by Swift Creek and Weeden Island Indians. Kolomoki@alltel.net
Where the Deer Ran: an Original Historical Drama a pdf document (Acrobat Reader needed for viewing)
by Adam Russell
New Echota Historic Site Virtual Toura PowerPoint presentation (PowerPoint viewer required for viewing)
by Stacie Janecki (KSU Honors Student)
Reclaiming Displaced Heritages: An Annotated Bibliography
by Leslie Walker and Rozlyn Truss
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