Cherokee Life in 1890 Coloring Book

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This coloring book features twenty-three different pages of pictures that feature different Cherokee words wrote in the Cherokee Syllabary.  Each word is listed on the opening page and the list includes Cherokee items, animals, foods, places, and people.  The book is dedicated to the memory of Hastings Shade, a Cherokee National Treasure and former Deputy Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

Depicted on the cover, Hastings helped plan the Adams Corner blacksmith shed and is widely remembered for the forged gigs he made.  Gigs are pronged instruments to capture aquatic wildlife such as fish, frogs, and crayfish.