Source:Thornton, Russell. Cherokees

Source The Cherokees
A Population History
Author Thornton, Russell
Breen, Nancy
Snipp, C. Matthew
Year range 1500 - 1980
Subject Ethnic/Cultural
Ethnicity / Culture Native American
Publication information
Type Book
Publisher University of Nebraska Press
Date issued 1990
Place issued Lincoln, Nebraska
Thornton, Russell; Nancy Breen; and C. Matthew Snipp. The Cherokees: A Population History. (Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 1990).
Family History Library
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The Cherokees: A Population History is the first full-length study of the demographics of an American Indian group from the protohistorical period to the present.

Among those identifying themselves as Indians in the 1980 United States census, fully 17 percent, or more than 230,000, claimed they were Cherokees. Despite a tragic history, and because of a remarkable ability to adapt to Euro-American ways, the Cherokees became the largest self-identified tribe in the nation.

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