Mitzi Dorton

Mitzi Dorton is author of the book, “Chief Corn Tassel,” Finishing Line Press, 2022. A multi-genre writer, she has work in Rattle, SEMO Press, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Sheila-Na-Gig/Women of Appalachia Project, Esoterica, Northern Colorado Writers, 2020 Colorado Book Award in anthology, O: JA&L, Esoterica, and many others. Dorton is also a […]

“Chief Corn Tassel” by Mitzi Dorton

With thorough research, Mitzi Dorton brings the inspiring story of Chief Corn Tassel to life. Much of Chief Corn Tassel (Finishing Line Press, 2022) is told through the Cherokee chief’s own words and recorded speeches. An impressive section of illustrations appends the book. Known as “the best statesman” and “the greatest orator of the late […]

Donna Meredith interviews Mitzi Dorton, author of “Chief Corn Tassel”

Mitzi Dorton grew up in the southern Appalachian foothills in a town where tribes met since ancient times and smoked pipes of peace, and where Chief Corn Tassel spoke at one of the treaty meetings. There, she often walked between two time periods on the swinging bridge across the Holston River in Kingsport, Tennessee to […]