Simon and Schuster
John Sedgwick’s Blood Moon is a troublesome and downright vexing account of the Cherokee Nation through first half of the nineteenth century. The book mostly focuses on the Cherokees through the era of Removal with a brief final section on the American Civil War. In a similar fashion to his acclaimed book War of Two: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel that Shaped America, Sedgwick tells his story through the lens of two leading figures: Major Ridge (and later Stand Watie) and Principal Chief John Ross. While Major Ridge advocated negotiating favorable terms for Removal, Ross fought to preserve Cherokee lands and rights, climaxing with Ridge’s Treaty of New Echota and the “Trail of Tears.”
"Blood Moon: An American Epic of War and Splendor in the Cherokee Nation,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 20
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol20/iss4/13