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Voices of Cherokee Women

A collection of first-person accounts by Cherokee women, Voices of Cherokee Women includes letters, diaries, newspaper articles, oral histories, ancient myths, and accounts by
travelers, traders, and missionaries who encountered the Cherokees from the 16th century to the present.
John F. Blair, Publisher

Recent Reviews


· "In her spirited and well-sourced collection, Johnston...unfolds history through the voices of people who remembered terrible events....An academic account that respectfully resurrects long-dead voices from a people who still have a lot to tell us."
—Kirkus Reviews

· "The totality of [the book's] haunting intimate recollections and excerpts is complex, nuanced, and powerfully resonant with a determination to preserve a precious heritage and identity ... The message is endurance and strength, a real sense of survival that encompasses both physical and spiritual realms ... Voices of Cherokee Women is a rare collection of refracted glimpses of Native American women [and] is offered as a tribute to women who endured through many reversals."
—Nancy Lorraine from Midwest Book Review

· "Rich with detailed personal remembrances, Voices of Cherokee Women is a wonderful honoring of [Cherokee women's ] complex and still evolving heritage."
—Sandi Tomlin-Sutker from Western North Carolina Woman



· "Voices of Cherokee Women ring loud and clear in new book" by Bettie Marlowe, Cleveland Daily Banner (November 6, 2013).

· "Local Authors Are Gaining Popularity" by Teddye Snell, Tahlequah Daily Press (December 4, 2013).


· Carolyn Ross Johnston appears on the Old Town Cleveland radio show on WOOP 99.9 FM (November 9, 2013).
· WUTC's Micheal Edward Miller speaks to Carolyn Ross Johnston about her collection (January 3, 2014).