The Education of Little Tree tells a boy orphaned very young, who is adopted by his Cherokee grandmother and half-Cherokee grandfather in the Appalachian mountains Tennessee during Great Depression. “Little Tree” as grandparents call him shown how to hunt survive mountains, respect nature Way, taking only what needed, leaving rest for run its course. also learns often callous ways white businessmen tax collectors, Granpa, hilarious vignettes, scares them away from illegal attempts enter cash economy. Granma teaches joys reading education. But when taken whites schooling, we learn cruelty meted out Indian children an attempt assimilate Tree’s perception Anglo world it differs Way. A classic era, enduring book all ages, has now been redesigned this twenty-fifth anniversary edition.