Book of the Month: The Myth Makers

Nov 28, 2011

Wed. 11/30 11a: Following the earthquakes of 1811, false prophets appear among the Cherokee as they struggle to revitalize their ancient religion amidst witchcraft, missionaries and white intrusion of every kind. 

In her new book “The Myth Makers” J. Houston Emerson (Cherokee) offers readers a family saga set against the backdrop of Indian Removal. She introduces us to the medicine man Comes Back at Night, Isaac Smoke and Raincrow as they attempt to piece together a shattered world.

How did our tribal myths become fractured, and do they still have relevance?