I hope everyone will post to this thread the titles, authors, and publishing information about books that they have read and they feel will be of value. I hope that everyone will feel comfortable enough to give their personal recommendations about those books.
My recommendation for the best place to start is "Introduction to Cherokee" Gregg Howard and Sam Hider, ISBN 1-8846555-22-X Various Indian Publishlng, Richardson TX
It comes with either cassette tapes or Compact Disks It is Western Dialect. There were some strange overlaps on the tapes, editing errors? but Sam Hider is one of those elders, when you hear his voice..you love him. And even though he is now gone it is his voice I hear in my head. He was a Baptist Minister in Jay, Oklahoma btw.
A real necessity after the Intro to Cherokee is The Cherokee-English Dictionary Durban Feeling 1975 Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma Publisher Heritage Printing, Tahlequah, OK
far more extensive than Howard and Hider, but without the tapes/CDs deals with the very complex system of Noun suffixes, ( I struggle with this)
also recommended Beginning Cherokee Holmes and Smith University of Oklahoma Press ISBN 0-8061-1463-0
again a solid reference
a fun and inexpensive book (really a pamphlet) that does NOT do the written form is Speak Cherokee Now by Walls it is only $5.00 (or was) and can be obtained by 1-918-456-6597 (at least that is what is printed on the back fly)
My favorite in this Genre has a christian slant but is based in Cherokee perspective I love this book, keep it by my bed...it is Calender based..short inspirational commentary I have vol I but I think there are two more available
A Cherokee Feast of Days: Daily Meditations Joyce Sequichie Hifler
American Indian Myths and Legends Erdes and Ortiz, 1984 ISBN 0-394-74018-I
again ..not specifically Cherokee but it is very complete and a fun read I bought my copy at a used book store (paperback)
Living Stories of the Cherokee Duncan University of North Carolina Press ISBN 978-0-8078-4719-0
modern stories told by cherokees in the cherokee tradition some were outstanding..some just..okay..but again worth while.
shadow: Looking for information on my 2nd Great grandmother who married John Hyatt......Her name was Louisiana Hyatt, Cherokee, walked the Trail of Tears when she was three years old.....
Jun 6, 2020 15:29:41 GMT -6
reddog63: I am interested in a vision quest
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Star ocean: Hey everyone!
Apr 2, 2019 4:33:10 GMT -6
noname: Earthlover,When i first started i went through Family Search. Star with what you know and work backwards. I also have storiez from family members. That led me to find my Cherokee great grandmother on my father side from South Carolina.and Blackfoot on my M
Feb 13, 2019 9:01:19 GMT -6
twoblades: Hi Chuck. I am Cherokee and we use the word A'ho as the closing to our prayer. Wado is "western dialect Cherokee" but we use it in the "Eastern dialect" as well because it is recognized.
Apr 16, 2018 21:45:30 GMT -6
twoblades: I came here after looking for info about the colors in the "Medicine Wheel". My Grandmother was Cherokee. My Grandfather was Choctaw. I am Cherokee thru my mother and grandmother.
Apr 16, 2018 21:37:52 GMT -6
cherokeebutterfly: Good Day. I just found this page and would like to know more about my ancestry. It is my belief according to my online genealogy that Cherokee Chief John Bowles is my 6th or 7th generation grandfather. I have found other Bowles members that say the same.
Mar 25, 2018 13:17:19 GMT -6
riverkid05: Hello! My name is "riverkid05" new here, 1/2 Cherokee, my father of course was a full blood and my mother white......made for a strange life LOL...raised on the Colville res and the rest of my time spent in white society it kept life interesting. My fathe
Mar 15, 2018 19:23:11 GMT -6
nathan184: Hello, everyone!
Feb 28, 2018 20:20:03 GMT -6
chuck: Also, I have read that the Cherokee do not use this word A'HO as thank you, but uses the word wado.
Nov 24, 2017 15:52:51 GMT -6
chuck: I have studied the word A'HO and have read in studies that various tribes use this word as greeting, thank you, or ending in prayer. However in further study I read that this is not true and that this word is not real or used. Any thoughts?
Nov 24, 2017 15:50:50 GMT -6
calipharun: never look DNA. that stuf is confusing since the whole world is related. god made us from different sands colors. and adam had all the genetics that were spread trough his children.
Nov 2, 2017 7:48:10 GMT -6
kittyville: For msroberts - Preston H & Susan VClark are my 4-5th great grandparents.Legend was that we are Cherokee.My DNA shows that we are African & White, with very little Native American.See DNA 2010 study of Cherokee in North Carolina reservation. It's true.
Oct 21, 2017 15:09:04 GMT -6
lizardbreath: This does not seem to be a very active list. Is the owner still around?
Sept 13, 2017 11:25:35 GMT -6
lizardbreath: Hello Allemaal, I am LizardBreath. Originally from Alabama, I now reside in Holland. I am 69 years old, I'm of Cherokee descent on my paternal side. I have a 5 year old daughter, and a Dutch wife. I have invaded Europe and I intend to take over the place.
Sept 13, 2017 11:22:10 GMT -6
vhelm1954: Hi there! My name is Vicki, and I live in Meade County, Kentucky. Two years ago, when my husband passed, I decided to move here where the only family I have left, lives.
I have been told all my life about my "Cherokee great-grandmother", but have never
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