Copyright date: 1995
Number of pages: 468
Author: Donald N. Yates
Size: 8.5 x 11 "
The Bear Went over the Mountain
Read how the Yateses of Virginia conquered the frontier, how some Cherokees avoided the Trail of Tears and where The Tree That Owns Itself grows in this classic genealogy.
The Bear Went Over the Mountain. Genealogy and Social History of a Southern U.S. Family; the Story of the Native American-English Yates Family, from Colonial Virginia to Twentieth-century Florida, with Sketches of Pioneer Life and Traditional Stories, including an Account of James & Elisabeth Yates of Heard County, Georgia, together with an Appendix about Southern Language, Numerous Photographs, Charts and Illustrations, not without an Index, viz. of Persons of Surname Bondurant/Bundren, Cooper, Denn(e)y, Fawcett/Fossett, Gates, Goble, Graben, Kimball/ Kimble /Kimbrell/ Kimbrough, Kitchens, McDonald, Mitchell, Redwine, Shankles, and Yates/ Yeat(e)s of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North & South Carolina, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia (Princeton, N.J.: The Cherokee Press, 1995), xxii + 468 pp., 117 ill. (ISBN 0-9650551-0-8).
E-book in pdf format published by Panther’s Lodge, April 23, 2011, ideal for Tablets and Web readers, acceptable also for phones and other devices.
Donald N. Yates was born in Cedartown, Georgia. His book The Bear Went Over the Mountain is a classic history of Cherokee and pioneer families in the Old South. He is co-author of When Scotland Was Jewish and Jews and Muslims in British Colonial America: A Genealogical History (with Elizabeth Caldwell Hirschman). His new book is Old World Roots of the Cherokee. He lives in Phoenix.