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Robert J. Conley

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Sylva, NC
United States
35° 22' 25.3596" N, 83° 13' 33.528" W
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Robert J. Conley is the author of ten novels in the Real People series. A three-time winner of the Spur Award and Oklahoma Writer of the Year in 1999, Conley was inducted into the Oklahoma Professional Writers Hall of Fame in 1996. He was named Writer of the Year by the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers & Storytellers in 1999. He lives in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
Few writers portray Native American life and history as richly, authentically, and insightfully as Robert J. Conley, an important voice of the Cherokee past. The novels in his Real People series combine powerful characters, gripping plots, and vivid descriptions of tradition and mythology to preserve Cherokee culture and history.

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The Witch of Goingsnake and Other Stories

Artist - Author: 
Robert J. Conley
The oral storytelling heritage of the Cherokee nation, with its emphasis on the spirit life as everyday reality, is the source for this collection by Conley, a Cherokee Indian and a leader in the indigenous literature movement. Many of the stories revolve around the tsigli , usually a witch whose evil capabilities may be presaged by visits from owls, hawks or foxes.

The Way of the Priests (Real People Series)

Artist - Author: 
Robert J. Conley

Few writers portray Native American life and history as richly, authentically, and insightfully as Robert J. Conley, an important voice of the Cherokee past. The novels in his Real People series combine powerful characters, gripping plots, and vivid descriptions of tradition and mythology to preserve Cherokee culture and history.

The Dark Island (Real People Series)

Artist - Author: 
Robert J. Conley

Few writers portray Native American life and history as richly, authentically, and insightfully as Robert J. Conley, an important voice of the Cherokee past. The novels in his Real People series combine powerful characters, gripping plots, and vivid descriptions of tradition and mythology to preserve Cherokee culture and history.

The Way South (Real People Series Book 4)

Artist - Author: 
Robert J. Conley

In this, the fourth novel of Native American author Robert J. Conley's saga of the Real People, Carrier, a young Cherokee trader, comes of age during his first solo trip to the Timucua. The Way South narrates Carrier's efforts to forge an alliance of southern tribes against an incursion of Spanish explorers.

The Peace Chief (Real People Series)

Artist - Author: 
Robert J. Conley

One young Cherokee must be reborn to lead his people through the difficult early days of sixteenth-century European expansion into America. Conley tells the story of Young Puppy, a member of the Long Hair Clan who mistakenly kills his best friend, Asquani.

Cherokee Dragon (Real People Series)

Artist - Author: 
Robert J. Conley

Native American author Robert J. Conley explores the life of Dragging Canoe, the last great warrior chief of the united Cherokee tribe. In the late eighteenth century, as the English settlers begin steadily encroaching upon the Cherokee lands, the Nation - divided among several towns and many chiefs - unites in a series of battles.

The White Path (Real People Series)

Artist - Author: 
Robert J. Conley

With the ruling class of powerful priests vanquished, the Cherokee of American prehistory must form a new social order, made even more urgent by the encroachment of the rival Suwali people.

Nickajack

Artist - Author: 
Robert J. Conley

In the East, his people has lived on the land for thousands of years. Now it was a nation bitterly divided, and Nickjack had decided to leave it behind. But when his country's broken heart came chasing after him in the West, he found himself with enemies he didn't choose, forcing him to pick an old, oiled pistol, and aiming it at a stranger in self-defense.

Cherokee

Artist - Author: 
Robert J. Conley

The dramatic story of the Cherokee people has long captivated appreciators of American history. In "Cherokee," the history and culture of one of the most resilient original peoples of the United States is brought to life through spectacular photography and vivid prose.

The Cherokee Nation: A History

Artist - Author: 
Robert J. Conley

The dramatic story of the Cherokee people has long captivated appreciators of American history. In "Cherokee," the history and culture of one of the most resilient original peoples of the United States is brought to life through spectacular photography and vivid prose.

Cherokee Medicine Man: The Life And Work Of A Modern-Day Healer

Artist - Author: 
Robert J. Conley

First Sentence: There are different stories and theories about where the Cherokees came from originally, but when they were first encountered by Europeans, they were living in approximately 250 autonomous towns scattered over parts of what are now the states of North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Alabama, and Georgia.

War Woman

Artist - Author: 
Robert J. Conley

War Woman, a brave, headstrong, clever Cherokee, is believed by many in her town to be a witch. Having heard stories about the Spanish, and believing there is great profit to be made by trading with them, she leads a small band of youths on the treacherous road to La Florida.

Spanish Jack

Artist - Author: 
Robert J. Conley

Robert J. Conley is one of the most acclaimed writers of the West and of his own people, the Cherokee, having won myriad fans with his moving historical novels about the Real People.In Spanish Jack, he brings to vivid live one of the most complicated figures in one of the most difficult times in Cherokee history.

Mountain Windsong: A Novel of the Trail of Tears

Artist - Author: 
Robert Conley

In his engrossing new novel (after Go-Ahead Rider ), the noted writer on western and Native American themes again turns his attention to the history of his people, the Cherokees. Conley chronicles the Trail of Tears--the forced removal of the tribe in the 1830s from its homelands in the southeastern U.S. to alien territory in Oklahoma.