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If You Lived With The Cherokee (...If You)

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This book tells what it was like to grow up in a Cherokee family in the Great Smoky Mountains about 200 years ago--Cover, P. [4].
Paperback, 80 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by Scholastic Paperbacks
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Natalie
I really enjoyed reading this series about some of the Native American tribes. Here's a few facts about the Cherokee:

1. They lived in the Great Smoky Mountains. They were the tribe forced to walk the hideous "Trail of Tears" under Andrew Jackson. A revolting bit of U.S. History and why I find it disgusting that Andrew Jackson is memorialized on our currency.

2. To marry someone, elaborate gifts were exchanged. The men moved in with the woman's family. If a woman wanted to divorce a man she simp
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I liked this book. It is about what life was like for the Cherokees and how they were affected by the Europeans that came to their territories. It tells about the enemies they had, the weapons they used, the jobs you had, what you ate, type of houses that you used, and many other things. I would recommend this book to young readers and reader that like to learn about Indians. HG

I liked this book because it tells so much about what life was like for the Cherokee people. It also tells the differen
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Khadija Bensaadoun
Apr 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
A wonderful story about the life of Native American people. The books describes how the Cherokee people lived It provides information about their language and their contribution to medicine. This book can be used for a social studies lesson on Native Americans and their importance to the America. Grades 1-4.
Denise
Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very nice book that really gives you a sense of what it was like to be a Cherokee Indian in the past with a bit of information about the current Cherokee tribes.
Copeland
Mar 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wide-reading
This book is an approachable introduction to the Cherokee people. I appreciate that it is focused on one tribe and doesn't try to be too many things at once. Some of the information feels speculative and I'm not sure if it's supposed to feel that way. I like the simple easy to interpret illustrations and I think they serve to help the reader understand the content. This is a technical picture book done right. Factual, interesting and easy to understand. I would use this in a study on the native ...more
Heather Barrett
Apr 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a very interesting book that gave many facts about the Cherokee Indians. I felt that the cartoonish pictures took away from the story though. It made it seem like the book was historical fiction instead of being informational. I felt that having photographs, even if they were posed shots of modern people that are wearing costumes, would have given the book a better feel so the children would realize this was a true event in history.
Mehrunissa Owens
Nov 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Folklore: … If You Lived With the Cherokee
Lexile level: 800L
Age Level: 7 - 10
Grade Level: 3 – 5
Summary:
This book tells you what it would be like to grow up in a Cherokee family, in the great smoky mountains, right here in Cherokee North Carolina, about 200 years ago. The Cherokee call themselves “Aniyunwiya” which means “the principal people”. Long ago, the Cherokee came from the North East, when they migrated, they kept the language of their ancestors. Before, the English came to the shores of
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Lisa
Nov 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: children
Read this during morning time with our kids.

I didn’t like this one as much as the Iroquois book, because it mixed in a lot about the European settlers even in the early pages, when I really just wanted to hear about pre-colonization society. I also skipped the question about whether or not they scalped their enemies, because even though the answer was “no” I think that the question itself relies on a perception of native people as savages, a perception that my children don’t have.

I thought it ha
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Abraham Ray
Great children’s book about the Cherokee nation.
Wilani Wahl
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was an enjoyable book about the Cherokee Indians and full of information I needed.
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