Only the Names Remain

Describing the life of the Cherokee Indians in Georgia before and after the U.S. government forcibly removed them from their land, this history of the Cherokees in Georgia brings both clarity and immediacy to a complicated story. The book concisely covers the period from centuries before the arrival of the first white man in 1540, to the removal of most traces of the Cherokee Nation from Georgia after 1837, through the Trail of Tears, a journey that took one life in four among those who attempted it.

This edition is newly embellished by Rodanas’s black-and-white drawings, which soberly present Cherokee artifacts in full pages preceding each brief chapter and make this slender work even more accessible.