The Museum of the Cherokee Indian Press has operated since 1976. Journal of Cherokee Studies was its first publication, and was also the first peer-reviewed journal dedicated to a single tribe. The following publications are available through the Museum Store online or by calling 1-828-497-3481, ext. 1000.

1982 Vernon Crowe, Storm in the Mountains; Thomas’ Confederate Legion of Cherokee Indians and Mountaineers.(currently out of print)

1998 Museum of the Cherokee Indian Virtual Tour 3 CD ROM set

2001 Barbara R. Duncan, ed., Where It All Began: Cherokee Creation Stories in Art

2003 Barbara R. Duncan and Brett H. Riggs, Cherokee Heritage Trails Guidebook (with University of North Carolina Press) Received the Preserve American Presidential Award and Willie B. Parker Peace Prize.

2006 Duane King, Ken Blankenship, Barbara Duncan, Emissaries of Peace: 1762 Cherokee & British Delegations Exhibit Catalog.

2006 Thirteen Moons: Removal translated into Cherokee by Myrtle Driver Johnson from the best-selling novel by Charles Frazier. All proceeds benefit the Yonaguska Literature Initiative.

2006 James Mooney, Cherokee Myths, Legends, and Sacred Formulas.  Reprint with new introduction and cover.  With Cherokee Publications.

2007 Duane H. King, ed., The Memoirs of Lt. Henry Timberlake (with University of North Carolina Press)

2008 Tsogadu Nvdo: Cherokee Language Audio Book.  Narrated by Myrtle Driver Johnson.

Charles Frazier’s Thirteen Moons is the story of one man’s remarkable life, inspired by the true story of William Holland Thomas, who helped the Cherokees remain on a small portion of their ancestral homeland in the mountains of western North Carolina.  In this five-cd audio book, Myrtle Driver Johnson (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians) reads her translation in the Cherokee language. Flute music was written and performed by John Grant, Jr. The Cherokee Youth Radio Project contributed studio space and Shawn Crowe provided engineering and editing. Barbara Duncan provided oversight and coordination.

The Yonaguska Literature Initiative supports the translation of literature into the Cherokee language in order to help preserve and revitalize Cherokee, an endangered language.  Proceeds from sales of the audio book and paperback translation will create future publications and audio books in Cherokee language.

2009 Anne Rogers and Barbara R. Duncan, editors. Culture, Crisis, and Conflict: Cherokee British Relations 1756-1765.

2012 Robert S. Youngdeer, The Memoirs of Robert Youngdeer: Marine, Chief, and Proud American

2014 Cherokee Hymnbook; New Edition for Everyone.

2016 Cherokee Clothing in the 1700s; with information from Previous and Following Centuries.


Journal of Cherokee Studies

Volume 1 No. 1:  Articles include:  “The Death of John Walker, Jr.: Political Assassination or Personal Vengeance?” by Duane H. King and E. Raymond Evans; “The Cherokee Cause” by John Howard Payne; “A Powder Horn Commemorating the Grant Expedition” by Duane H. King; “Ostenaca” by E. Raymond Evans; “The Cherokee Story-Teller: The Ustahli Myth” by Laura H. King; “On the Shortness of Human Life” by John Ridge; “ History of the Museum of the Cherokee Indian” by Duane H. King.       OUT OF PRINT

Volume 1 No. 2:  Articles Include: “Creek Path Mission” by Mary Alves Higginbotham; “A Pre-Citizenship Certificate of Educational Competency” by Dawnena Walkingstick; “Cherokee Bows” by Duane H. King; “Notable Persons in Cherokee History: Bob Benge” by E. Raymond Evans; “Benge’s Axe” by Duane H. King; “The Cherokee Story-Teller: The Trickster Turtle” by Laura H. King; “Long Island of the Holston: Sacred Cherokee Ground” by Duane H. King; “Cherokee Reply to the Commissioners of North Carolina and Virginia, 1777” by Corn Tassel (Translation by William Tatum).

Volume 2 No. 1:   “The Red Clay Council Ground” by Brian M. Butler; “Vessel Morphology of Eighteenth Century Overhill Ceramics” by Duane H. King; “Following the Rainbow: the California Gold Rush” by E. Raymond Evans; “Notable Persons in Cherokee History: Dragging Canoe” by E. Raymond Evans; “The Cherokee Story-Teller: The Raven Mocker” by Laura King; “Reflections on Cherokee Stickball” by Mark Reed.  OUT OF PRINT

Volume 2 No. 2:  “Captivity Narrative” by Joseph Brown; “Lessons in Cherokee Ethnology from the Captivity of Joseph Brown, 1788-1789” by Duane H. King; “Notable Persons in Cherokee History: Stephen Foreman” by E. Raymond Evans; “The Merger of Apaches with Eastern Cherokees: Qualla in 1893” by Walter L. Williams; “The Cherokee Story-Teller: The Red and Green Crayfish” by Laura King; “Cherokee Indian Use of Potherbs” by John Witthoft; “Fort Marr Blockhouse: Last Evidence of America’s First Concentration Camps” by E. Raymond Evans.   OUT OF PRINT

Volume 2 No. 3:  Articles include: “Historic Documentation of the Grant Expedition Against the Cherokees, 1761” by E. Raymond Evans and Duane H. King; “Journal of An Expedition to South Carolina” by Captain Christopher French; “Order Book of the Grant Expedition” by Major Alexander Monypenny; “Diary of March 20-May 31, 1761” by Major Alexander Monypenny; “Sowing Tares of Hate” by Lieutenant Francis Marion.

Volume 2 No. 4:  “The Councils at Red Clay Council Ground, Bradley County, Tennessee, 1832-1837” by William R. Snell; “The Trial of Samuel Austin Worcester” by John Hutchins; “Cherokee Rhetoric: A Forceful Weapon” by William Strickland; “Notable Persons in Cherokee History: Sequoyah or George Gist” by Major George Lowery (with an introduction and transcription by John Howard Payne; “Highways to Progress: Nineteenth Century Roads in the Cherokee Nation” by E. Raymond Evans; “Who Really Discovered the Cherokee-Iroquois Linguistic Relationship” by Duane H. King.

Volume 3 No. 1:  Articles include: “Notable Persons in Cherokee History: Attakullakulla” by James C. Kelly; “Conscience of Duty: General John E. Wool’s Dilemma with Cherokee Removal” by James F. Corn; “Cherokee Classificatory Verbs” by Duane H. King; “The Cherokee Storyteller: the Deer’s Blunt Teeth” by Laura H. King; “The Battle of Lookout Mountain: an Eyewitness Account” by George Christian (edited by E. Raymond Evans); “The Counsel of Caleb Starr” by Jim Stokely.

Volume 3 No. 2:  “Uktena: A Cherokee Anomalous Monster” by Charles Hudson;  “Tobacco Among the Cherokees” by Robert F. Ethridge; “Origin and Evolution of the Cherokee Winterhouse” by Charles H. Faulkner; “Cherokees in the Ohio Country” by Helen Hornbeck Tanner; “Forcibly If We Must: The Georgia case for the Cherokee Removal, 1802-1832” by Carl J. Vipperman; “The Cherokee Mediation in Florida” by Jacqueline Fiorato.  OUT OF PRINT

Volume 3 No. 3:  Special Issue: The Trail of Tears: Primary Documents of the Cherokee Removal edited by Duane H. King and E. Raymond Evans. OUT OF PRINT

Volume 3 No. 4:  “Louis-Philippe On Cherokee Architecture and Clothing” by William C. Sturtevant; “Louis-Philippe’s Journal and Archaeological Investigations at the Overhill Town of Toqua” by Gerald f. Schroedl; “Oconostota” by James C. Kelly; “Cherokee-Iroquois Connections Revisited” by William N. Fenton; “Major John Norton as Ethno-Ethnologist” by Raymond D. Fogelson. OUT OF PRINT

Volume 4 No. 1:  Articles include: “Letters from Brainerd” by Theda Perdue; “Sketches of Cherokee Characteristics” by J. P. Evans; “A Legal Digest of North Carolina Cherokees” by Ben Oshel Bridgers.

Volume 4 No. 2:  History in the Making: Cherokee Events as Reported in Contemporary Newspapers” by Duane King and E. Raymond Evans.  OUT OF PRINT

Volume 4 No. 3:  Articles include: “Stylistic Similarities in Cherokee and Iroquois Music” by Charlotte Heth; “Candy’s Creek Mission Station” by William Snell.

Volume 4 No. 4:  “Tsali: The Man Behind the Legend” by Duane H. King and E. Raymond Evans. OUT OF PRINT

Volume 5 No. 1:  Articles include: “The Macintosh Family Among the Cherokees” by Janet and David G. Campbell; “The North Carolina Cherokees, 1838-1866: ‘Traditionalism, Progressivism and the Affirmation of State Citizenship” by John R. Finger; “Was the Last Battle of the American Revolution Fought on Lookout Mountain?” by E. Raymond Evans; “Rebecca Youngbird: An Independent Cherokee Potter” by Thomas J. Blumer.

Volume 5 No. 2:  Articles include: “The Conjuror in Eastern Cherokee Society” by Raymond D. Fogelson; “Self and Other in Cherokee Booger Masks” by Raymond D. Fogelson and Amelia B. Walker.

Volume 6 No. 1:  “David Owl: Eastern Cherokee Among the New York Iroquois” by Elizabeth Duran; “Two Early Boundary Lines with the Cherokee Nation” by Ron Petersen; “Sam Houston: The Raven” by Colonel James F. Corn.  OUT OF PRINT

Volume 6 No. 2:  Articles include: “Jedidiah Morse’s Report to the Secretary of War on Cherokee Indian Affairs in 1822” edited by E. Raymond Evans; “John Ridge on Cherokee Civilization in 1826” edited by William C. Sturtevant; “Cherokee Participation in the Political Impact of the North American Indian” by Janet and David G. Campbell.

Volume 7 No. 1:  A Tribute to James Mooney, Cherokee Ethnologist”.

Volume 7 No: 2:  Articles include: “Remarks of Mr. Thomas, of Jackson” by George E. Frizzell; “Remembering Removal, 1867” by Theda Perdue; “Stature of Adult Cherokee Indians During the Eighteenth Century” by Douglas W. Owsley and Helen L. O’Brien; “Cranial Deformation–A Cultural Practice of the Eighteenth Century Overhill Cherokees” by Douglas W. Owsley and Bryan L. Guevin; “Culturally Induced Dental Alterations in a Historic Cherokee Skeletal Sample” by Douglas W. Owsley and David T. Bellande; “The Wolf Clan” by Janet and David G. Campbell; “Cherokee Little People Reconsidered” by Raymond D. Fogelson; “A Western Cherokee Decoration Day Song” by Willard Walker.

Volume 8 No. 1:  Articles include: “Elias Boudinot, Elisha Bates, and Poor Sarah: Frontier Protestantism and the Emergence of the First Native American Fiction” by Andrew Wiget; “Redbird Smith and Nighthawk Keetoowahs” by Janey B. Hendrix; “The ‘Harmony Ethic’ of the Conservative Eastern Cherokees: A Religious Interpretation; “The Green Corn Ceremony of the Eastern Cherokees” by Ruth Y. Wetmore.

Volume 8 No. 2:  Articles include: “Cherokee Beliefs Concerning Death” by John Witthoft; “Redbird Smith and the Nighthawk Keetoowahs” by Janey B. Hendrix; “Symbolic Structure and Political Change in Cherokee Society” by Duane Champagne; “Christian Priber–Prime Minister to the Cherokee Indians” by M. Foster Farley.

Volume 9 No. 1:  Articles include: “Palisot de Beauvois and Cherokee Snakebite Remedies” by William L. Anderson; “Williams Island: A Source of Significant Material in the Collections of the Museum of the Cherokee Indian” by Raymond Evans and Vicky Karhu; “The Mexican Cherokees and the Kickapoo of Nacimiento, Mexico: A Previously Unreported Relationship” by William Pulte and Kathy Altom; “Adoption of Whites by 18th Century Cherokees” by William E. McGoun.

Volume 9 No. 2:  Articles include: “Literacy Among the Cherokee in the Early Nineteenth Century” by Carmeleta L. Monteith; “The Sequoyah Indian Weavers Association” by Cinda K. R. Baldwin; “The Story of My Life as Far Back as I Can Remember” as written by Aggie Ross Lossiah (edited by Joan Greene); “Humor and the Cherokee Spirit” by Janey B. Hendrix.

Volume 10 No. 1:  Articles include: “An Illustrated Souvenir Catalog of the Cherokee National Female Seminary, Tahlequah, Indian Territory, 1850-1906.

Volume 10 No. 2:  Articles include: “Civilize the Indian: Government Policies, Quakers, and Cherokee Education” by Joan Greene; “The Five Civilized Tribes and the Beginning of the Civil War” by William H. Graves; “Removal: A Foundation for the Formation of Federalized Indian Policy” by James R. Christianson.

Volume 11:  “Warriors in Williamsburg: The Cherokee Presence in Virginia’s Eighteenth Century Capital” by Thomas A. Strohfeldt; “ The Cherokee Nation’s Political and Cultural Struggle for Independence in the 1870s” by Katja May; “Maize Was Our Life: A History of the Cherokee Corn” by Joan Greene and H. F. Robinson. OUT OF PRINT

Volume 12:  Articles include: “Memorial of John Ross and Others” with an Introduction by Duane King.

Volume 13:  “Honor the Elders: Symbolic Associations with Old Age in Traditional Eastern Cherokee Culture” by Cesare Marino; “Traditional Adult Cherokee Games” by Catherine Cochran; “The Day Tahlequah Burned” by Duane H. King; “Who Civilized the Cherokees?” by William McLoughlin.  OUT OF PRINT

Volume 14:  “Fading Voices” Oral History from Snowbird Community.  OUT OF PRINT

Volume 15:  Articles include: “Institutional and Cultural Order in Early Cherokee Society: A Sociological Interpretation” by Duane Champagne; “Nativistic Movements Among the Cherokees in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries” by Katja May; “The Cherokee Gold Lottery and Georgia’s Gubernatorial Campaign of 1831” by David Williams.

Volume 16:  Articles include: “The Journal of George Pawley’s 1746 Agency to the Cherokee” by T.F. Brewer and J. Baillie; “Sophia Sawyer, Native American Advocate: A Case Study in Nineteenth Century Cherokee Education” by Kimberly C. Macenczak; “Mountain Politics: What Happens If the Wrong Party Wins?” by Linda Parramore Culpepper.

Volume 17:  Articles include: “The High Price of Trade: Anglo-Indian Trade Mistakes and the Fort Loudoun Disaster” by Michael Morris; “Notable Persons in Cherokee History: Charles Hicks” by Rowena McClinton Ruff; “Silas Dinsmoor and The Cherokees: An Examination of One Agent of Change” by Cletus F. Fortwendel, Jr.

Volume 18:  Antiquities of the Cherokee Indians. Articles include Different Voices Together: Preservation and Acculturation in Early 19th Century Cherokee Religion by Lee Irwin and Antiquities of the Cherokee Indians from the Collection of Reverend Daniel Sabin Buttrick. Published 1997.

Volume 19:  Articles include: Burning Beds, Spinning Wheels, and Calico Dresses by Carol Johnston and Two Versions of Cherokee Traditional Dances Compared by Olivia S. Rivers. Published 1998.

Volume 20:  Articles include: Archaeological Perspectives on Gender and Women in Traditional Cherokee Society by Christopher B. Rodnig; Steadfast and Changing: The Apparent Paradox of Cherokee Kinship by Jane L. Brown; East is East and West is West: Cherokee Women After Removal by Sarah H. Hill. Published 1999.

Volume 21:   Special Issue. The Diary of Lt. John Phelps, Edited and Annotated by Sarah H. Hill. Published 2000.

Volume 22:  Articles include: A Portrait of Cherokee Chief Attakullakulla from the 1730s, A Discussion of William Verelst’s “Trustees of Georgia” Painting by Donald N. Panther-Yates; Cherokees and Congregationalists vs. Georgia and Andrew Jackson: The Attempt to Prevent the Trail of Tears by David R. Kimberly. Published 2001.

Volume 23:   Articles include: Gili, The Dog in Cherokee Thought by Carrie A. McLachlan and The Quallatown Cherokees in the 1840s: Accounts of their Condition and Lives by George E. Frizzell. Published 2002.

Volume 24:  Articles Include: “William Holland Thomas: A Man for All Seasons” by E. Stanley Godbold, Jr.; “One Little, Two Little, Three Little White Men Or Another White Chief” by William L. Anderson; “Will Thomas, Tsali & Tsali’s Rock” by George Ellison; “Political Partisans in Western North Carolina: The Rivalry of Zebulon Baird Vance and William Holland Thomas” by Gordon B. McKinney; and “Will Thomas Slept Here” by Jane Gibson Nardy. Published 2005.

Volume 25:   “Lucy Ames Butler, Letter to Drusilla Burnap, January 2, 1839” by Joseph Frankovic & Kevin T. Barksdale. “The Humors in the Cherokee Ethnomedical System” by David Cozzo.  Published October, 2007

Volume 26:  “Historical Relation of the Facts” by Ludovic Grant; “Manners and Customs of the Cherokees” by Charles R. Hicks; “Memoir of John Arch” compiled from Communications of Missionaries in the Cherokee Nation; “A Civil War Parole Signed at Waynesville” by Henry Liner of the Thomas Legion. Published December, 2008.

Volume 27:  “Poison in the Tooth: Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Century Accounts of Cherokee Snakebite Remedies” by David Cozzo; “Illuminating Cherokee Removal Again: Lucy Ames Butler to Harriet Nason Howe, December 20, 1838” by C.S. Monholland and Nancy Morgan; “A Reevaluation of Sequoyah’s Final Trip” by Robert J. Conley. Published February, 2010.

Volume 28:  “Sam Houston: A Cultural Broker for the Cherokees” by Julia Anne Sweet; “Shedding their Blood in Vain: Cherokee Challenges after the Redstick War” by Susan M. Abram. Published February, 2011.

Volume 29: “The ancient customs of their fathers: Cherokee Generational Townhouse Politics of mid-19th Century Western North Carolina” by Tyler Howe; Selections from “Letters from the Alleghant Mountains” by Charles Lanman; “Account of the Cherokee Schools” by Gen. Calvin Jones. 2012.

Volume 30:  “Interviews with Helen Arch, Albert Bradley, Amanda Crowe, Wayne Hornbuckle, Amy Earnestine Grant Walker, and Jerry Wolfe.

Volume 31:  “The Diary of William Holland Thomas, January 1, 1844 – July 12, 1845.

Volume 32: “‘You a white man and knows trading, nott that alone but can write and make the paper speake’: Revisiting Alexander Longe” by Ian Chambers; “Considerable Capacity for Self-Deception; Robert Anderson Letter, Cherokee Agency August 28, 1838” by C. S. Monholland and Nancy Morgan; “James Price Evans and Walter Noel Evans: Contributors and Preservers of Cherokee Culture” by William L. Anderson.

Volume 33: The Arrest of David Vann by the Georgia Guard in 1831, The Boys, Daughter of the Sun, Notes from the Archives, Book Review: Cherokee Hymnbook: New Edition

Volume 34: Charles George Biography, The Charles George Memorial Project Diary, William Holland Thomas and the Myth of the White Chief, Cloud Maker Poem, Tsalagi Giniwonihisdi Poem, Notes from the Archives, In Memoriam: Duane King

Volume 35:  Snowbird Journal: The Legacy of Snowbird Day School, Indigitizing Cherokee History, Remarks from 2018 Snowbird Day School Reunion, Cherokee Language at Snowbird Day School, Some Cherokee Language of the Interview Process, Oral History Excerpts of  Life at the Snowbird Day School, Community School, Community Garden: Agricultural Education at Snowbird Day School, The Closing with Lou Jackson, Dutiyi to Snowbird: Education, Assimilation and Integration at Snowbird Day School, Phasing out With Tom Carpenter

Volume 36:  Jerry Wolfe – in process