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The Stomp Dance: A First-hand Perspective on Cherokee Tradition.

Courtesy of Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County

The pendulum is once again swinging, and the fate of the Cherokee Nation is in constant limbo. The ancestral land is gone, tribal sovereignty is in constant peril, and the agreements between the United States and the tribes are once again under threat. However, underneath the hate, racism, injustice, and darkness, a slight ember can be detected, a light that has survived centuries of persecution.