Hello to all of us! I just finished reading a book that has a great deal to do with the Cherokees, their way of life, etc., before some of them were moved out of the Smokies. Here's the title:
STRANGERS IN HIGH PLACES, The Story of the Great Smoky Mountains, by Michael Frome. Pub. Doubleday, 1966
"Attakullakulla, who was called by the whites the Little Carpenter, was a highly civilized, practical statesman. He was able to bring varied conflicting minds together in the political framework of his nation."
That's just one small part of this wonderful book. Hope someone who's interested in these things will try to find it. It's also about the beginnings & the allocation of land acquired for the Smoky Mountain National Park. Plus much about the mountain people. Joan