Bilich, Ivica (1996). Story of Light: A traditional Cherokee Story. Morris Plains, NJ: Lucerne Media. Call Number E99.C5S878 1996. (23 min.). Cherokee children enact this Native American legend of how the animals brought sunlight to the dark side of the earth.
Friedenberg, Richard (1997). The Education of Little Tree. Hollywood, CA: Paramount Home Video. Call Number PN1997.85.E38 1998. (117 min.) Based on the novel by Forrest Carter. Little Tree is an 8-year-old Cherokee boy, who during the time of the depression, loses his parents and starts to live with his Indian grandma and grandpa and learn the wisdom of the Cherokee way of life.
Holland , Lance (1998). Nantahala: Land of the Noonday Sun. North Carolina?: Lance Holland? Call Number: F217.A17N36 1998. (54 min) Two naturalists explore the Nantahala River of the Southern Appalachians from its headwaters in North Georgia to its confluence with Lake Fontana. They relate stories of the Cherokee Indians, white settlers, quarrymen, geologists, botanists, railroad builders, loggers and dam builders who have been associated with the river and look at some of the recreational centers which have made the Nantahala River region a well-known recreational area.
Landry, Bill (1985). Heartland Series. Vol.I. Knoxville, TN: Gannett. Call Number F442.1.H38 2003 v.1. Segment 7. “Cherokee Dawn” – Segment 8. “Cherokee Zenith.”
Landry, Bill (1989). Heartland Series. Vol.X. Knoxville, TN: Gannett. Call Number: F442.1.H38 2003 v.10. Segment 8. “In Cherokee Footsteps” – Segment 14. “Cherokee Stickball” – Segment 15. “In the Valley of the Cherokee.”
Landry, Bill (1996). Heartland Series. Vol.XVII. Knoxville, TN: Gannet. Call Number: F442.1.H38 2003 v.17. Segment 15. “Cherokees at Snowbird.”
Landry, Bill (2000). Heartland Series. Vol.XX1. Knoxville, TN: Gannet. Call Number: F442.1.H38 2003 v.21. Segment 25. “A Summer Place: the Cherokee summer house.”
Landry, Bill (2000). Heartland Series. Vol.X. Knoxville, TN: Gannet. Call Number: F442.1.H38 2003 v.24. Segment 28. “We Endure, the Journey of the Cherokee I” – Segment 29. “We Endure, the Journey of the Cherokee II” – Segment 30. “We Endure, the Journey of the Cherokee III – Segment 31. “We Endure, the Journey of the Cherokee IV.”
Richie, Chip (2006). The Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy. Dallas, TX: Rich-Heap Films. Call Number: E99.C5T72 2006. (115 min) Documents the forced removal in 1838 of the Cherokee Nation from the southeastern United States to Oklahoma. Shows the suffering endured by the Cherokees as they lost their land and the difficult conditions they endured on the trail. Describes how thousands of Cherokees died during the Trail of Tears, nearly a quarter of the nation, including most of the children and their elders.
Ruehl, Ron (1997). Unto These Hills: Behind the Scenes and Through the Years. Asheville, NC: Significance Communications. Call Number E99.C5 U95 1997. (42 min) Discusses the outdoor drama, “Unto These Hills,” written in 1950 by Kermit Hunter and presented each year in Cherokee, North Carolina. The drama gives the history of the Cherokee Nation from before the coming of the Europeans through the forced removal of the Cherokee people from their land. Gives the history of the dramatic presentation and shows what goes into its preparation.
Calhoun, Walker (1991). Where the Ravens Roost: Cherokee Traditional Songs of Walker Calhoun. Cullowhee, NC: Mountain Heritage Center Recording. Call Number E99.C5C23 1991. Ceremonial and social dance songs, stories, and reminiscences.
Littlejohn, Kathi Smith (1990). Cherokee Legends 1. Cherokee, NC: Cherokee Publications. Call Number: E99.C5L58 1990. Contents: The turtle’s broken shell – Birds and animals stickball game – First man and first woman – Why the deer’s teeth are blunt – The Cherokee little people – How the rabbit lost his tail –The first fire – How the Milky Way came to be – How the crow turned black – Nunnehi, the gentle people.
Littlejohn, Kathi Smith (1994). Cherokee Legends 2. Cherokee, NC: Cherokee Publications. Call Number E99.C5L58 1994. Contents: How legends came to be – How the world was made – Legend of the Woodpecker –The bird that was ashamed of his feet — The rabbit goes duck-hunting – Me-Li and the muddobber – How the deer got his antlers – Origin of the Smokey Mountains and the Indian pipes – How the hummingbird brought tobacco – Seven dancing boys (The Pleiades) –How the redbird got his color – Why the mole lives underground – Daughter of the sun – Rabbit steals fox’s fish – Rabbit and the frog
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