Book List in Order: 54 titles

  • “So what does it mean to be a Cherokee?” asks Cherokee author Robert J. Conley at the start of this delightful collection of his writings. Throughout his prolific career, Conley used his art to explore Cherokee identity and experience. With his ...


  • They named him Striker, because the day he was born he was said to have tried to hit the midwife. It's a name the young Cherokee would live up to throughout his early years, carrying with him the anger of watching his parents and best friend die on t...


  • Adopted into the Cherokee tribe as a teenager, William Holland Thomas (1805–1893), known to the Cherokees as Wil Usdi (Little Will), went on to have a distinguished career as lawyer, politician, and soldier. He spent the last decades of his life i...


  • Half Cherokee and Civil War veteran Captain Skylar Garret returns to the home of Phillip Garret, his white father, seeking an inheritance that he believes to have belonged to his late mother. Intertwined now into the lives of his three half brothers-...


  • In this Old West retelling of Shakespeare's [i]Merry Wives of Windsor[/i], Fat Stuff and his gang of outlaws are always causing trouble. Most recently, they broke into Justice Short's warehouse, killed his cow, and beat his men. Somehow the men alway...


  • Marshal Barjack didn't really want to arrest the troublemaker, but he didn't have much choice. After all, the drunk jackass pulled out a gun and shot an unarmed man to death right in front of Barjack in Barjack's very own saloon. So now the marshal&r...


  • Marshal Barjack likes to keep peace and quiet in the tiny town of Asininity. It's better for business at the Hooch House, the saloon that Barjack owns. But peace and quiet got mighty hard to come by once Harm Cody came to town. Cody's made a lot of e...


  • The town of Asininity didn't think they needed a tough-as-nails former gunfighter for a lawman anymore, so they tried--as nicely as they could--to fire Barjack. But Barjack likes the job, and he's not about to move on. With the dirt he knows about so...


  • A Spur Award-winning Author For years Oliver Colfax worked as a hired killer. But after a friendship developed with one of his targets, Colfax quit. A few odd jobs keep body and soul together and he's content with sitting in his St. Louis hotel room ...







  • A novelization of the life of the revered Cherokee leader traces the major events and conflicts that occurred throughout his late-eighteenth-century life, from the expulsion and massacres, to the Indian wars fought at the side of Andrew Jackson, to t...


  • He lit out of Texas with ten dollars and a swayback horse, a wanted man at age 13. Kid Parmlee's crime--he shot the man who shot his dog, Farty. Now, in the town of Fosterville, the Kid has found a hideaway--until his legend finds him. The West's scr...


  • Few writers portray Native American life and history as richly, authentically, and insightfully as Robert J. Conley. Conley represents an important voice of the Cherokee past. The novels in his Real People series combine powerful characters, gripping...


  • George Panther, a respected medicine man within the Cherokee nation, kills a white man who brought bad medicine into the territory, and begins to use his medicine to elude United States marshals and wage war against the enemy....


  • Robert J. Conley is one of the most acclaimed writers of the American West and of his own people, the Cherokee, having won myriad fans with his moving historical novels about the Real People. In Spanish Jack, he brings to vivid life one of the most c...


  • "The devil's on my tail, and he's wearing a badge. Arrested for a robbery I didn't commit, I broke out of jail and took it on the 1 a.m. I had no choice. No sheriff's going to believe I have a double-unless I find the outlaw myself. If I live that lo...


  • The people of the small Western town of Asininity worry when a notorius gunfighter called the Widowmaker comes to town, especially when he and Marshal Barjack become pals, but soon more trouble arises....


  • Tired of the peaceful, boring routine of Asininity, Barjack is delighted to be able to claim the reward for a wanted prisoner by bringing the outlaw in, not realizing that his prisoner's brother and the rest of his bloodthirsty gang is eagerly awaiti...


  • The thrilling saga of a boy turned gunslinger, and the legend that would chase him across the West..."I was a wanted killer, and that made me an outlaw, and I forced myself to think hard and to accept myself for just that. If I was to be an outlaw, I...






  • Acclaimed novelist Robert J. Conley once again mines the history of his people, the Cherokee. In a fascinating and compelling novel, he explores the life of Dragging Canoe, the last great war chief of the united Cherokee tribe.In the late eighteenth ...


  • When he arrived in Asininity, Barjack didn't intend to stay for long, let alone take on the job of sheriff, but soon enough he is doing both, and taking on the dreaded Benson brothers as well. Original....


  • Winner of the Beginnings of Horror Award! The ancient Cherokees knew him as "Untsaiyi", or Brass, because of his metallic skin. He was one of the old ones, the original beings who lived long before man walked the earth. And he would live forever. He ...


  • In The Peace Chief, one young Cherokee must be reborn to lead his people through the difficult early days of sixteenth-century European expansion into America. Conley tells the story of Young Puppy, a member of the Long Hair Clan who mistakenly kills...


  • A landmark hill in the heart of the American wilderness draws many different men, each with their own individual dreams, including steamship captain Mat McDonald, sent to head off a threatened war between the Spanish and Americans, and Walker, a Cher...



  • Spanning ninety years and both the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, this story of War Woman documents the life of a remarkable Cherokee woman, who was there when trading began with the Spanish in Florida and at the first conflict with the newly a...


  • The seventh novel in a series focusing on the author's own Cherokee heritage centers on a young Cherokee called Young Puppy, who witnesses the death of his brother at the hands of another tribe and seeks revenge. By the Spur Award-winning author of N...


  • Investigating the surprising murder of a well-liked schoolteacher, Sheriff Rider an Deputy Tanner begin to suspect that the killer is not among obvious suspects and delve into the victim's past. Original....


  • Hearing of the atrocities committed by the Spanish invaders, Squani, the son of a Timuca woman raped by a Spaniard and taken in by the Cherokee, ventures off on a dangerous and painful journey of discovery that leads him to the Spanish and a confront...






  • Set against the tragic events of the Cherokees' removal from their traditional lands in North Carolina to Indian Territory between 1835-1838, Mountain Windsong is a love story that brings to life the suffering and endurance of the Cherokee people. It...


  • Rising to Principal Chief after witnessing the government's betrayal of a treaty that forced Creeks off their lands, Crazy Snake becomes the target of a United States conspiracy to rid the nation of the proud Creek forever. Original....


  • Planning an expedition for gold, ruthless Spaniard Hernando De Soto journeys towards the northern tribe of the Cherokee, accompanied by Deadwood Lighter, an Indian slave who dreads the perilous quest but hopes for a chance to escape....


  • Betrayal, a killing, and escape from a lynching turn Cherokee Civil War veteran Zeke Proctor into an outlaw; and, protected by his people, he strives to prevent a destructive war between the Cherokee and the United States. ...


  • In America prior to European settlement, the Cherokee people look to their priests to rescue them from famine, drought, and death, but the priests are only interested in preserving their own power, in a story based on Cherokee legend. Reprint....





  • A native American author's series of novels about the Cherokee people continues with the tale of Carrier, whose trading trip south brings him into contact with hostile bands and with strange men from across waters who call themselves the Espanols....










  • When a drought forces the Cherokee to the brink of annihilation, the people turn to their priests for salvation, but the tyrannical spiritual leaders are more concerned with preserving their own power than with helping their people....


  • George Tanner is delighted to be appointed deputy sheriff under Captain Go-Ahead Rider, the top lawman for the Cherokee Nation, until the prospective arrival of the railroad ignites tension and a drunken recluse is framed for murder...


  • In the East, his people has lived on the land for thousands of years. Now it was a nation bitterly divided, and Nickjack had decided to leave it behind. But when his country's broken heart came chasing after him in the West, he found himself with ene...




  • Based on Cherokee history, oral storytelling, and personal experience, these stories, taken as a whole, reflect the depth of Cherokee historical experience and the range of contemporary Cherokee life. Several stories, including the one from which the...







  • Henry Starr was one of the most notorious criminals of the Old West, famed far and wide for robbing two banks in the same town at the same time—a feat even the Dalton Gang couldn’t pull off. Still, Henry Starr was a reluctant outlaw. ...



  • When the ugly spector of drug trafficking interferes with their luxurious dude ranch vacation and a reunion with an old friend becomes a nightmare of deceit, Maggie and Jack Wilder, professional writers and amateur sleuths, spring into action...


  • When Bluford Steele and the traveling acting troupe he has joined arrive in the dangerous town of West Riddle, the evil tyrant of the town forces them to perform and then steals their money, and Bluford must play the role of a lifetime as a ruthless ...