The Last Cherokee Warriors

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This engrossing volume documents the lives of the last Cherokee warriors-Ned Christie and Ezekiel Proctor-two angry men who struggled against the tide of history and the power of the United States government in an effort to slow the encroaching whites and preserve the Cherokee heritage.
ISBN: 9780882892030
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Images: 30
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 5.5 (w) x 8.5 (h)
The late Phillip W. Steele became interested in Ozark and Old West history and folklore many years ago. He researched and wrote on several of these subjects. A successful columnist and historian, Steele had more than fifty articles published in magazines such as True West, Real West, Tombstone Epitaph, The Roundup, The Westerner, True Treasure, and other major newspapers and magazines throughout the nation. In fact, Steele's column, "Hearth Tales of the Ozarks," appeared in the Ozarks Mountaineer magazine for ten years. Also a successful author, Steele's books by Pelican Publishing Company include: The Last Cherokee Warriors; Ozark Tales and Superstitions; Jesse and Frank James: The Family History; Starr Tracks: Belle and Pearl Starr; Civil War in the Ozarks with coauthor Steve Cottrell; Outlaws and Gunfighters of the Old West; and The Many Faces of Jesse James written with George Warfel. His self-published works include The Butterfield Run, In Search of the Daltons, and Lost Treasures of the Ozarks. Outside of his writing, Steele was the president of Good Old Days Food, Inc., of Springdale and Little Rock, Arkansas. He was also one of the owners and an executive producer of American Heritage Productions, Inc., a film company that produces documentary films on Old West, Civil War, and Ozark folklore subjects for the home video and television markets. A former native of northwest Arkansas, Steele attended Kemper Military Academy in Columbia, Missouri, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the University of Arkansas. He was involved in a number of organizations: the Western Writers of America; the Jesse James Historical Society, of which he was president; the Friends of the James Farm and Museum; the National Outlaw and Lawman History Association, for which he served on the board of directors; the Ozarks Writers League; and the Ozarks Arts and Crafts Fair. He also served on the board of directors for the Arkansas History Commission, which is appointed by the Governor of Arkansas. Phillip W. Steele passed away on November 8, 2007.
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