Satchel: A Cherokee Girl Tells All by Martha Gunsalus Chamberlain

By Martha Gunsalus Chamberlain

Joseph Campbell recommended that we'd do good to review the mythology of the land the place we are living rather than restricting ourselves to Greek and Hebrew mythology. Drawing from her personal land, Martha Chamberlain immerses and enlightens us with skillfully interwoven tales of Cherokee background and tradition in an impressively creative story. Her compelling narrative contains wealthy and tragic parts relating to histories of either Cherokee and enslaved Africans who lived one of the Moravians who settled Salem, North Carolina, within the 19th century. arrange to be touched and encouraged by means of the braveness of primary characters confronted with severe oppression through not just white settlers and govt officers, but in addition traitors between their very own humans, from time to time blinded by way of their very own ideas of fact, justice and mercy. Her tale conveys loved values and traditions that undergo witness to residing what the Cherokee name Duyukta—the direction of being in stability and concord. — Larry Ousley, Director of the Intentional progress middle, Lake Junaluska, North Carolina

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