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Cherokee Dragon (The Real People #10)

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Few writers portray Native American life and history as richly, authentically, and insightfully as Robert J. Conley. Conley represents an important voice of the Cherokee past. The novels in his Real People series combine powerful characters, gripping plots, and vivid descriptions of tradition and mythology to preserve Cherokee culture and history.

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Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 15th 2001 by University of Oklahoma Press (first published 2000)
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Becky Ford
The content of this book is solid and well-researched. The writing style is what left me wanting a little more. The majority of the sentences in this book follow the classic SUBJECT-VERB-OBJECT. Standard 'vanilla' verbs were used, and there is not a lot of description of setting/place. For anyone reading this book who is not familiar with the southeastern portion of the United States, I don't think they will have distinct mental picture of the setting. Overall, I liked this book, but not a ...more
Patrick
A biography of the famous Cherokee war leader Tsiyu Gansini (Dragging Canoe). Simply written but engaging and full of fascinating details of tribal life in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
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Robert J. Conley was a Cherokee author and enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation, a federally recognized tribe of American Indians. In 2007, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers' Circle of the Americas.
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Other Books in the Series

The Real People (10 books)
  • The Way of the Priests (The Real People, #1)
  • The Dark Way (The Real People, #2)
  • The White Path (The Real People, #3)
  • The Way South
  • The Long Way Home
  • The Dark Island
  • The War Trail North
  • War Woman: A Novel
  • The Peace Chief: A Novel

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