Finding Info on the Cherokee Relocation
This year’s edition of a South Carolina state booklet about the Cherokee Indians was issued in May. It is titled, A Narrative of the Removal of the Cherokee Indians from Georgia to thereat Cherokee Reservation. The book tells about the Trail of Tears and the way in which the Indians were removed. It gives a description of the camps where they were taken from their homes. There is also a detailed account of what happened to some of the Cherokee who crossed the Georgia line to settle at the Cherokee reservation.
A Narrative of the Removal of the Cherokee Indians from Georgia to thereat Cherokee Reservation, by Francis S. Morgan, is expected to become the bibliography for historians searching for primary source documents on the removal. The publication has already received positive reviews by Cherokee archivists and by scholars of American Indian history. This will probably make it easier for them to include information from secondary sources regarding the Trail of Tears in their studies.
In preparation for my book, I have already done much research on this subject. This includes using many different libraries including the College of Charleston’s archives. My aim is to produce a bibliography that will serve as a reference for future researchers in the various research fields I have focused my attention to. I am also writing several articles on related topics such as the Creek, Pee Dee, Holton and Wakatoka Indian cultures, along with conducting several web researches. These efforts will help me in getting accurate data about the subjects, even though I lack primary information.