The Cherokee Rose

The Cherokee Rose


A Novel of Gardens and Ghosts

Tiya Miles

The Cherokee Rose, written by award-winning historian and recipient of a recent MacArthur “genius grant” Tiya Miles, examines a little-known aspect of America’s past—slaveholding by Southern Cherokees—and its legacy in the lives of three contemporary young women who are drawn to the Georgia plantation where scenes of extreme cruelty, and equally extraordinary compassion, are played out.

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Tiya Miles has been selected for Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 and The Grio’s 100 lists of African American leaders. Her non-fiction books, The House on Diamond Hill: A Cherokee Plantation Story and Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom received numerous prestigious awards. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she is a professor in American Culture, History, Afroamerican & African Studies, Native American Studies, and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan.