ERIC Number: ED377993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Remember My Name. The Council for Indian Education Series.
Banks, Sara H.
This historical novel for young readers tells of the experiences of Annie Rising Fawn Stuart or Agin'agili,, an 11-year-old, half-Cherokee girl who moves to New Echota, the Cherokee capitol in Georgia, around the time of the Indian Removal of 1838. It characterizes the inhuman treatment of the Cherokee people by the State of Georgia and the United States government as they were rounded up from their land and forced to embark upon the Trail of Tears to Arkansas. The novel tells of Annie's move to her uncle's wealthy plantation, her school experiences, the friendship of Annie and a young slave girl, and their escape from the fate of the rest of the Cherokee. Woven into the tale are several historical figures such as the Cherokee leader John Ross and White missionaries Elizur Butler and Samuel Worcester who were jailed for opposing the governments' actions. (RAH)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, American Indian History, Cherokee (Tribe), Children, Childrens Literature, Federal Indian Relationship, Fiction, Multicultural Education, Refugees, Relocation, Slavery
Roberts Rinehart Publishers, P.O. Box 666, Niwot, CO 80544 ($8.95).
Publication Type: Books; Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Indian Education, Billings, MT.