A history of how history itself got rewritten again and again. In the meantime, over four centuries, population collapse caused groups to merge and blend in order to survive. This leads to the massive confusion that DNA testing will now attempt to sort out.
It is hard to imagine it getting worse.
So much has been lost that it is hard to put any of it back together.
The NAGPRA laws froze into stone a myth that the Cherokees were descendants of all the Indians who lived in this territory since mankind came to North America.