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Published by Carolrhoda Books .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Juvenile literature,
  • Ethnic - Native American,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Children"s 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography,
  • Politics and government,
  • Kings and rulers,
  • Girls & Women,
  • Biography & Autobiography - Political,
  • Biography,
  • Cherokee women

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsJanice Lee Porter (Illustrator)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9833511M
ISBN 100876149530
ISBN 109780876149539

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