Deb Hunter is a USA Today best selling author, historian & podcaster. A former executive director of the World Chamber of Commerce, she is active in Atlanta’s British-American Business Council.
Her journey with the Cherokee Nation began in 2021 when she contacted them for permission to explore their history for a Civil War discussion. That lead to numerous conversations. They even scoured records to see if there were mentions of the English communicating with the Tribe in the 1600s. Deb could include that in their history on her All Things Tudor podcast.
The latest revelation by Secretary Deb Haaland of the Indian Boarding School Initiative is synergistic as the report includes a Cherokee School in Chattanooga TN – the Brainerd Mission – and Deb is originally from Chattanooga.
Note: She worked with a historian from the Cherokee Nation to verify this information.
- Amazon.com: Serving the Nation: Cherokee Sovereignty and Social Welfare, 1800–1907 (New Directions in Native American Studies Series Book 14) eBook : Reed, Julie L.: Kindle Store
- Cherokee Renascence in the New Republic, William G. McLoughlin
- Brainerd Mission | Finding Aids | Special Collections | University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (utc.edu) 45830ea6-3402-4dcf-8320-16e58d5425d1 (nps.gov) (pgs 20-23 are the most accurate account in this document)
- Cherokee Phoenix | NEW ECHOTA | Volume 2, Number 19; Published August, 12, 1829 (wcu.edu)
- Missionary Activities Among the Cherokee Indians, 1757-1838 (tennessee.edu)(good history of Brainerd starting around p. 74)
Follow Deb at www.AllThingsTudor.com or on social media as @theDebATL.