Ancient American Magazine, Vol 15, Issue 90

Ancient American Magazine, Vol 15, Issue 90

Published in March 2011, this issue contains the only reliable history of the Cherokee clans, “Cherokee Clans:  An Informal History,” by Donald Panther-Yates (pp. 26-31).

The references are listed here, since was no space in the published article for them.


Andersen, Johannes C. (1986). Myths and Legends of the Polynesians. Rutland:  Tuttle.

Bettis, R. Mack. Notes on six Cherokee gentes [card files in the Smithsonian Institution] by Albert S. Gatschet, including notations by James Mooney and J.N.B. Hewitt, recording information from Cherokee medicine man John Ax among others together with manuscript materials by J.T. Garrett, interpreted by John D. Strange, Allogan Slagle, and Mack Bettis, and kindly shared with the author by the last named. Also to be thanked is Herman Viola, director of the Smithsonian’s Anthropological Archives, who facilitated access of these materials in 1974.

Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma Cultural Resource Center, P.O. Box 948, Tahlequah, OK 74465.

Cox, Brent Yanusdi (1999). Heart of the Eagle. Milan:  Chenanee.

Eubanks, William (Cornsilk, ca. 1900). “Cherokee Legend of the Son of Man. The Red Race, It is Claimed by this Writer, Were the Originators of the Ancient Apollo Worship, Now Known as the Christian Religion,” in A Collection of Works by William Eubanks, ed. Doug Weatherly and Kristy Hales. American Native Press Archives and Sequoyah Research Center. Published online:


Gilbert, William Harlan (1925). “Eastern Cherokee Social Organization,” in Social Anthropology of Eastern American Indian Tribes, ed. Fred Eggan. Chicago:  Open Library.

Hecht, Marjorie Mazel (1998). “The Decipherment and Discovery of a Voyage to America in 232 B.C.,” 21st Century Science & Technology 1998/1999:62-65.

Mails, Thomas E. (1992). The Cherokee People. Tulsa:  Council Oaks.

Meredith, Howard L. and Virginia E. Milan, ed. Cherokee Vision of Eloh’, trans. Wesley Proctor. Muskogee:  Indian UP. Orig. pub. in Indian Chieftain, 1896.

Panther-Yates, Donald N. (2001). “A Portrait of Cherokee Chief Attakullakulla from the 1730s? A Discussion of William Verelst’s ‘Trustees of Georgia’ Painting’,” Journal of Cherokee Studies 22:4-20.

——————  (2001). “Cherokee Story of the Sacred Dog of Monterey Mountain And the Great Flood: A Comparison of the Living Story with Mooney’s Version,” paper delivered at panel on “Storytelling and Contemporary Native American Culture,” at the Southern States Communication Association National Conference Lexington, Ky., April 8, 2001.

Starr, Emmet (1921). History of the Cherokee Indians. Oklahoma City:  Warden.

Strickland, Rennard (1975). Fire and the Spirits. Cherokee Law from Clan to Court. Norman:  U of Oklahoma P.

Wilkes, Brian. Personal communications. 11 November 2005 et seq.

Yates, Donald N. (2010). “Anomalous Mitochondrial DNA Lineages in the Cherokee.” Ancient American 14/86:28-32.