Documents describing tribal life among the Cherokee in their original homeland are being translated from an archaic German script thanks to funding from the tribe.
Hundreds of diaries, letters and other papers that recorded about 100 years of history between the Moravian missionaries and their Cherokee hosts are the only known account of daily life in the Indian nation before the U.S. government uprooted the tribe in 1838 from what is now North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia.
"They're telling the story from within the Cherokee mission," said Jack Baker, a Cherokee Nation tribal council member who added such detail is available nowhere else. "It's their viewpoint, but it's an eyewitness account to what's happening within the Nation."
You can read more in an Associated Press article at http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/251/story/832243.html.