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Cherokee History Book Talk/Blood Moon by John Sedgwick
Friday, November 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us as we honor National Native American Heritage Month with a discussion of Blood Moon: An Epic of War and Splendor in the Cherokee Nation by John Sedgwick, also author of Empire of the Summer Moon. Librarian and senior Cobb County Public Library staff member, James Camp, will recount the author’s wealth of detail not usually found in books on Cherokee history. This untold story describes how personal animosities among Cherokee leaders and political factionalism compounded the problems of Indian Removal, re-settlement, and more. Mr. Camp’s presentation is designed to communicate the dramatic essence of Blood Moon, while also providing background for those who might be new to the history of the Cherokees.
Mr. Camp has served the Cobb County Public Library System for more than three decades. He has also been a life-long student of several different fields of history. Mr. Camp’s academic background includes Georgia State University’s Phi Alpha Theta History Award and presentations of formal papers at symposia. Mr. Camp’s family background involves Native Americans and his personal research has focused on tribal histories in Georgia and the former Indian Territory (i.e. Oklahoma).