Old World Roots of the Cherokee, Donald Yates’ new history of the Cherokee Indians from ancient and medieval times down to the nineteenth century, is available in an electronic edition on Kindle.
Old World Roots of the Cherokee
How DNA, Ancient Alphabets and Religion Explain the Origins of America’s Largest Indian Nation
Donald N. Yates
Foreword by Richard Mack Bettis
Most histories of the Cherokee nation focus on its encounters withEuropeans, its conflicts with the U. S. government, and its expulsionfrom its lands during the Trail of Tears. This work, however, traces theorigins of the Cherokee people to the third century B.C.E. and followstheir migrations through the Americas to their homeland in the lowerAppalachian Mountains. Using a combination of DNA analysis, historicalresearch, and classical philology, it uncovers the Jewish and EasternMediterranean ancestry of the Cherokee and reveals that they originallyspoke Greek before adopting the Iroquoian language of theirHaudenosaunee allies while the two nations dwelt together in the Ohio Valley.
The Kindle edition sells for $36.00 and can be previewed on Amazon.
The print edition appeared on July 11. It retails for $45.00.
Signed copies by the author can be ordered from the DNA Consultants online bookstore for $55.00.