The Territory

The Going Snake District, where The Walking Stick series begins. It is now known as the state of Oklahoma.  Within the state, is the Cherokee Nation,  Tahlequah, Oklahoma is the location of one of three federally...

Tribal Horses

Horses are a major part of the Native American culture.  In the Walking Stick, the characters depend on their horses as we do our friends.  They are much more than just a mode of transportation. ...

Cherokee Dwellings

The Cherokee are one of the five civilized tribes.  They would settle and put down roots, by building elaborate palisade fences around their homes.  Cabins, wattles, and daub houses were set up in an organized...

Feather & Fur Characters

In “The Walking Stick,” animals play an important role, just as they do in my  life.  On her journey, Chewahnih finds herself in the company of interesting traveling companions. Are these animals’ random companions, spirit...

Native American Clothing

Although the following illustrations may not be authentic “Cherokee” attire, they served as an inspiration for the types of clothing worn in the “Walking Stick.” To the left is the tunic style  dress that I...