The story goes on to marvel that “15 percent of the cherokees built at the Ohio plant” are “destined for international markets.”
"You feel the fate of John Ross and the cherokees," author Hampton Sides wrote of Hicks' "probing, eloquent" history.
1670s, from Cherokee Tsaragi.
A Native American tribe who lived in the Southeast in the early nineteenth century; the Cherokees were known as one of the “civilized tribes” because they built schools and published a newspaper. In the 1830s, the United States government forcibly removed most of the tribe to reservations west of the Mississippi River. (See Trail of Tears.)