The Bear Went Over the Mountain

The Bear Went Over the Mountain

The Bear Went Over the Mountain is about one Southerner’s discovery of his Native American ancestry in the 1990s. In it you will read:

¶ How the Yateses of Virginia coped on the frontier
¶ How some Cherokees escaped the Trail of Tears
¶ What the Southern drawl really means
¶ Where The Tree That Owns Itself is
¶ How Elisabeth Yates stole her cattle back from Gen. Sherman

By Donald N. Yates

The Bear Went Over the Mountain. Genealogy and Social History of a Southern U.S. Family; the Story of the Native American-English Yates Family, from Colonial Virginia to Twentieth-century Florida, with Sketches of Pioneer Life and Traditional Stories, including an Account of James & Elisabeth Yates of Heard County, Georgia, together with an Appendix about Southern Language, Numerous Photographs, Charts and Illustrations, not without an Index, viz. of Persons of Surname Bondurant/Bundren, Cooper, Denn(e)y, Fawcett/Fossett, Gates, Goble, Graben, Kimball/ Kimble /Kimbrell/ Kimbrough, Kitchens, McDonald, Mitchell, Redwine, Shankles, and Yates/ Yeat(e)s of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North & South Carolina, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia (Princeton, N.J.:  The Cherokee Press, 1995), xxii + 468 pp., 117 ill. (ISBN 0-9650551-0-8).

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