A Cherokee Encyclopedia is a general reference book about the history and culture of the Cherokee Nation. This overview provides 278-pages of information about the important people of Cherokee history such as Joe Byrd, Sequoyah, Anna Mitchell, Jane Osti, John Ross, Redbird Smith, and Joe Thornton. In addition brief entries about significant Cherokee events and topics such as Cherokee language, Echota, medicine, removal, and the recognized Nations (Cherokee Nation, the Eastern Band of Cherokees, and the United Keetoowah Band) are included. Author Robert J. Conley is a member of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees. This up-to-date reference tool is suitable for school and public library collections.