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Blood Moon: An American Epic of War and Splendor in the Cherokee Nation
Blood Moon: An American Epic of War and Splendor in the Cherokee Nation
Blood Moon: An American Epic of War and Splendor in the Cherokee Nation

Blood Moon: An American Epic of War and Splendor in the Cherokee Nation

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Galleon Product ID 31554970
UPC / ISBN 150112871X
Shipping Weight 1.85 lbs
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Binding: Hardcover
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Manufacturer Simon & Schuster
Shipping Dimension 9.37 x 6.22 x 1.73 inches
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Author John Sedgwick
Edition First Edition
Number Of Pages 512
Publication Date 2018-04-10
Release Date 2018-04-10
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About Blood Moon: An American Epic Of War And Splendor In The Cherokee Nation

“Riveting...Engrossing...Mr. Sedgwick’s subtitle calls the Cherokee story an ‘American Epic,’ and indeed it is.” —H. W. Brands, The Wall Street Journal An astonishing untold story from America’s past—a sweeping, powerful, and necessary work of history that reads like Gone with the Wind for the Cherokee.Blood Moon is the story of the century-long blood feud between two rival Cherokee chiefs from the early years of the United States through the infamous Trail of Tears and into the Civil War. The two men’s mutual hatred, while little remembered today, shaped the tragic history of the tribe far more than anyone, even the reviled President Andrew Jackson, ever did. Their enmity would lead to war, forced removal from their homeland, and the devastation of a once-proud nation. It begins in the years after America wins its independence, when the Cherokee rule expansive lands of the Southeast that encompass eight present-day states. With its own government, language, newspapers, and religious traditions, it is one of the most culturally and socially advanced Native American tribes in history. But over time this harmony is disrupted by white settlers who grow more invasive in both number and attitude. In the midst of this rising conflict, two rival Cherokee chiefs, different in every conceivable way, emerge to fight for control of their people’s destiny. One of the men, known as The Ridge—short for He Who Walks on Mountaintops—is a fearsome warrior who speaks no English but whose exploits on the battlefield are legendary. The other, John Ross, is descended from Scottish traders and looks like one: a pale, unimposing half-pint who wears modern clothes and speaks not a word of Cherokee. At first, the two men are friends and allies. To protect their sacred landholdings from white encroachment, they negotiate with almost every American president from George Washington through Abraham Lincoln. But as the threat t