by Forrest Carter
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Forrest Carter recounts the childhood remembrances of an orphaned Native American boy living with his Cherokee grandparents in a mountain log cabin in eastern Tennessee during the 1930s.
White Citizens' Council leader Asa Earl Carter denounces school integration in Clinton, Tenn., on Aug. 31, 1956.
April 20, 2012 Since its first publication in 1976, The Education of Little Tree has sold more than 1 million copies. But the book and its author are not what they seem. That's because before Forrest Carter became a Cherokee novelist, he was Asa Earl Carter, a Ku Klux Klan organizer and segregationist.
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