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The Resource Cherokee America

Cherokee America

Label
Cherokee America
Title
Cherokee America
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Verble
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From Pulitzer Prize finalist Margaret Verble, a multilayered, wholly original epic of the American frontier A baby, a black hired hand, a bay horse, a gun, and a neighbor have all gone missing in the same corner of the Cherokee Nation West. Cherokee America Singer, known as Check, is none too pleased with these developments. As a wealthy farmer, the mother of five boys, and the matriarch of her family, she's accustomed to wielding authority. And she's determined to find out what's going on. In the aftermath of the Civil War, complex alliances and simmering race and culture clashes unite and divide the people living on Cherokee lands. Tensions mount and violence escalates, and the long arm of white law encroaches further into Indian Territory. Determined to survive and thrive on their own terms after decades of betrayal and hardship, Check's family, friends, and neighbors must come together to avenge a crime, outwit federal authorities, and protect their sovereignty. Inspired by Margaret Verble's family history and written with dry humor and a lot of heart, Cherokee America is a different kind of Western, one told from a Native American point of view and with a mixed-race woman at its center. Check—member of a distinguished Cherokee family, daughter of a famous soldier and a slaveholder, wife of an abolitionist—is a necessary, revelatory addition to the literature of the American frontier
Summary
In the Spring of 1875 in the Cherokee Nation, Check, a wealthy farmer and mother of five boys, must protect her mixed-race family and tight-knit community at all costs when violence erupts
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10756405
Cataloging source
DLC
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Verble, Margaret
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Cherokee America
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:46e0b191-8ef7-4b49-9b07-fd5d94e297b8
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781328494238
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Cherokee America
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:46e0b191-8ef7-4b49-9b07-fd5d94e297b8
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781328494238
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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