Gayle Ross on Cherokee Storytelling

February 6, 2005

Gayle Ross is a Cherokee storyteller whose great great great grandfather was chief of the Cherokee Nation during the infamous Trail of Tears. Ross tells Jim Fleming the history of the displacement of her people, and tells a brief traditional Cherokee story.



Hello, I am a sophomore at Stoneham High School in Massachusetts and I'm participating in a nation wide project called National History Day. For my topic I chose the Indian Removal Act because I am very interested. We are required to have an interview on an expert of his/her topic. When I researched that you are a decendent of John Ross, I thought it would be a great source for my project. I would love to ask you a few questions about the Cherokee tribe during the 1830's and your stories. I would greatly appreciate if you got back to me at
Thank you for your time.

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