Donald N. Yates (also published as Donald Panther-Yates) is an American genealogist, historian and DNA investigator born in Georgia. He is chairman emeritus of Panther's Lodge Publishers and lives in Phoenix. He was educated at Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Stetson University, University of Vienna and University of Freiburg. His latest traditionally published book (with Elizabeth C. Hirschman) is The Early Jews and Muslims of England and Wales: A Genetic and Genealogical History (McFarland, summer 2013).
Portrait of Southeastern American Indian spiritual practitioner Paul Russell based on interviews by the author in Tennessee in 1996 covering a wide range of topics, including herbal medicine, shamanism, ceremonies, visions and tribal affairs.
Reprinted from an Indian Territory newspaper, here is the earliest and most authoritative version of the story of the origins and migrations of the Cherokee people, as recounted by a noted member of the Keetoowah Society in the 1890s.