From the Author
I recall a starry night in Tennessee many years ago when I heard the traditional story of the Cherokee people's origins from an elder. My emotions were mixed, ranging from "Why hadn't I heard this before?" and being a bit peeved to a sublime sense of relief, resolution and gratitude. After that, my life seemed changed, more "figured out." I felt as though the ancestors had spoken to me. When I stumbled on "Red Man's Origin" in the Oklahoma Historical Society newspaper archives, I had a similar experience. It was electrifying, and I thought to myself, "Here is what has been missing all along!"
From the Inside Flap
This book Red Man's Origin was published by Panther's Lodge as part of its Cherokee Chapbooks Series in November 2011.