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A Cherokee Encyclopedia

A Cherokee Encyclopedia

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A Cherokee Encyclopedia is a quick reference guide for many of the people, places, and things connected to the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees, as well as for the other officially recognized Cherokee groups, the Cherokee Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokees.

From A Cherokee Encyclopedia
"Crowe, Amanda
Amanda Crowe was born in 1928 in the Qualla Cherokee community in North Carolina. She was drawing and carving at the age of 4 and selling her work at age 8. She received her MFA from the Chicago Arts Institute in 1952 and then studied in Mexico at the Instituto Allende in San Miguel under a John Quincy Adams fellowship. She had been away from home for 12 years when the Cherokee Historical Association invited her back to teach art and woodcarving at the Cherokee High School. . . ."

"Fields, Richard
Richard Fields was Chief of the Texas Cherokees from 1821 until his death in 1827. Assisted by Bowl and others, he spent much time in Mexico City, first with the Spanish government and later with the government of Mexico, trying to acquire a clear title to their land. They also had to contend with rumors started by white Texans regarding their intended alliances with Comanches, Tawakonis, and other Indian tribes to attack San Antonio. . . ."


Robert J. Conley is the author of over seventy books. He has been awarded the American Indian Festival of Words Award for 2009. The Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers named him Wordcrafter of the Year for 1997. Conley has won numerous Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America and was presented with the Cherokee Medal of Honor in 2000. An enrolled member of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees, Conley lives with his wife, Evelyn, in Norman, Oklahoma.


"...A Cherokee Encyclopedia is an up-to-date resource highly recommended for modern Native American reference shelves."-- Midwest Book Review

"Robert J. Conley has provided casual readers of history and professional historians, tribal members and non-Natives, with a concise compendium of important Cherokee personalities, places, and events from the past to the present. A Cherokee Encyclopedia should serve as a quick reference for those interested in the tribe's history. With a thorough bibliographic essay included at the close of the book, Conley has provided an essential, yet expandable, work for anyone interested in the Cherokee Nation and its people."-- Chronicles of Oklahoma

"The writing style of a novelist combined with the solid research of a historian makes this encyclopedia more than a compendium of facts....For writers this is an invaluable reference. For readers it is honestly quite entertaining."-- Roundup Magazine

"...a handy reference for those interested in Cherokee history, culture, and people."-- Southwestern Historical Quarterly

"[A Cherokee Encyclopedia] serves as a handy reference tool, but it is also a joy to read."-- East Texas Historical Association

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Hardback Editions

December 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: A Cherokee Encyclopedia
Author(s): Robert J Conley
ISBN: 0-8263-3951-4 / 978-0-8263-3951-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: A Cherokee Encyclopedia
Author(s): Robert J Conley
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
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