ERIC Number: ED108836
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Indians of North Carolina.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Published by the U.S. Department of the Interior, this brief booklet on the historical development of the Cherokee Nation emphasizes the Tribe's relationship with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and its improved economy. Citing tourism as the major tribal industry, tribal enterprises are named and described (a 61 unit motor court in existence since 1946, fishing waters, a campground of some 75 units, and picnic facilities). Designated the second largest source of income, reservation factories are also described in some detail (the manufacturing of moccasins, American Indian souvenirs, quilts, and hair accessories). Reduction of the number of individuals living in substandard housing (less than 60 percent as of 1972), is presented as evidence of improved housing efforts on the reservation, while a 26-bed hospital and almost total sanitation services (90 percent) serve as evidence of improved health services. A reservation map and numerous pictures supplement this descriptive report on the 56,000 acre Cherokee Reservation and its contributions to the U.S. today. (JC)
Descriptors: American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Cultural Background, Economic Progress, Education, Federal Aid, Health Services, History, Housing, Industry, Modern History, Tourism, United States History
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 2402-0028; $0.35)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina