Cherokee Medicine Man: The Life and Work of a Modern-Day Healer provides an accessible biography of a contemporary Cherokee healer, John Little Bear. The author indicates that Little Bear is not the healer's real name. Nevertheless, the book provides interviews, short information pieces, and legends provided by this Cherokee spiritual person. Raised by his grandparents, the healer recounts his early life, describes specific healing episodes with clients, talks about Cherokee Little People, the importance of Indian medicine, Christianity, provides information about the Stomp Dance, and explains dealing with the legal system. This is fascinating account of one healer's story retold by a skilled writer.