The Cherokee Kid: Will Rogers, Tribal Identity, and the Making of an American Icon

9780700621002PBS Newshour celebrates Will Rogers with an 80-year retrospective.  To learn more about Rogers, consult Amy Ware’s “The Cherokee Kid: Will Rogers, Tribal Identity, and the Making of an American Icon.”

Philip J. Deloria, author of “Indians in Unexpected Places” writes, “Amy Ware’s exciting new treatment of Will Rogers puts the ‘Cherokee’ back into the ‘Cherokee Kid,’ demonstrating the ways that Roger’s deep influence on American culture emerged from a tribal context that carried across his entire career. A stunning contribution to the rich body of new work examining American Indian engagements with modernity, internationalism, and celebrity.”