We Revisit Debra Yates and Nancy Ward’s World.

A few months ago we had Debra Yates on the podcast. She came on and told us some amazing stories about her 7x great grandmother Nancy Ward (Nanyehi).  Her book,  Woman of Many Names is now available on Amazon in hardcopy and paperback. It will soon be coming to the Kindle.

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Cover art for the book Woman Of Many Names created by Dawn Fisher.

Nanyehi was a Beloved Woman of the Cherokee, which meant that she was allowed to sit in councils and to make decisions, along with the chiefs and other Beloved Women. She believed in peaceful coexistence with the European-Americans and helped her people as peace negotiator and ambassador. She also introduced them to farming and dairy production bringing substantial changes to the Cherokee society.

Debra’s book is a deeper look into a woman who helped shaped the history of our Nation. Nancy Ward had ties to Daniel Boone and George Washington, including having saved the latter’s life.  She has been memorialized in Benton, Tennessee, by a federal historical marker.

This Week’s Podcast:

Suspense! Yes we have another one from that classic show. Also, Debra Yates will join us and update us about her book release and read a passage from, Woman of Many Names. You can listen to this podcast this Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on TuneIn Radio or listen on your radio Friday night at 8pm Eastern time. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

The Calendar:

August 11, 2016 – Jim Harold’s Trip to Cypress Canyon (RAS255)
August 18, 2016 – 1,000 Years! (RAS256)
September 1, 2016 – Jubilation U.S.A.! (RAS257)
September 8, 2016 – Sincerely, Iris Interview (RAS258)
September 15, 2016 – Debra Yates Reprise! (RAS259)
September 22, 2016 – (RAS260)
September 29, 2016 – (RAS261)

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