History of the Cherokee Indians
About the Author: Cherokee historian, genealogist, and physician, Emmet Starr was born December 12, 1870 in Going Snake district, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory. He attended Cherokee public schools and graduated from the Cherokee Male Seminary in 1888. He began collecting Cherokee documents in the early 1890s. Starr briefly practiced medicine before dedicating himself to the study of Cherokee history. He died January 30, 1930 and is buried in Claremore, Oklahoma. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame in 1997.
ATC Recommendation: What makes this text so special is it's age and immediate relevance to the Cherokee Nation at about the time of Dawes enrollment. Dr. Starr was born in 1870 in Going Snake district, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory. He began collecting Cherokee documents in the early 1890s, and was extremely active in researching the genealogies of several prominent Cherokee families. This book includes a good deal of history, as well as biographies of Cherokees, and detailed family trees of these old families. It's an invaluable resource which I reference in my research all the time. ~Christina Berry, All Things Cherokee