The Audacious Book Club Discussion: The Removed (Part 5)

One element of Cherokee heritage that is featured prominently in Hobson’s book is Cherokee mythology, which uses legends to communicate about a vast range of subjects, everything from history, archaeology and botany to creation and the connection between the physical world and the spiritual world. What stories, characters, or techniques does Hobson use from Cherokee mythology and perhaps particularly from Cherokee unified theology to construct the narrative of The Removed, and how do they help us understand the way this narrative is put together? How do those stories, characters, or techniques help give us insight into the lives of the Echota family? Are there any mythologies that shape your own story and family history?