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The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees

The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees

  • Author: James Mooney
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Cherokee Indians
  • Page: 97
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The sacred formulas here given are selected from a collection of about six hundred, obtained on the Cherokee reservation in North Carolina in 1887 and 1888, and covering every subject pertaining to the daily life and thought of the Indian, including medicine, love, hunting, fishing, war, self-protection, destruction of enemies, witchcraft, the crops, the council, the ball play, etc., and, in fact, embodying almost the whole of the ancient religion of the Cherokees. The original manuscripts, now in the possession of the Bureau of Ethnology, were written by the shamans of the tribe, for their own use, in the Cherokee characters invented by Sikw�ya (Sequoyah) in 1821, and were obtained, with the explanations, either from the writers themselves or from their surviving relatives.

Cherokee History, Myths and Sacred Formulas

Cherokee History, Myths and Sacred Formulas

  • Author: James Mooney
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780935741278
  • Category: History
  • Page: 397
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The definitive resource on the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians recording their history, material culture, oral tradition, language, arts and religion. Mr. Mooney lived with, ate with, even spoke with the Cherokee in their native tongue, and his work was relied upon by students of Native American culture, general readers, and many of the Cherokee people themselves. This edition includes a forword from Michell Hicks, Principal Chief, and an informative introduction from The Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokeee, North Carolina.

Cherokee Medicine Man

Cherokee Medicine Man

The Life and Work of a Modern-Day Healer

  • Author: Robert J. Conley
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • ISBN: 9780806138770
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 154
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A modern medicine man portrayed through the words of the people he has helped Robert J. Conley did not set out to chronicle the life of Cherokee medicine man John Little Bear. Instead, the medicine man came to him. Little Bear asked Conley to write down his story, to reveal to the world ?what Indian medicine is really about.” For Little Bear, as for the Cherokee ancestors who brought their traditions over the Trail of Tears to Indian Territory, the medicine is about helping people. Visitors from neighboring states and Mexico come to him, each one seeking help for a different kind of problem. Each seeker's story is presented here exactly as it was told to Conley. Little Bear has cured problems involving health, relationships, and money by uncovering the source of the problem rather than simply treating the symptoms. Whereas mainstream medicine and counseling have failed his patients, Little Bear's healing practices have proven beneficial time and again.

Myths of the Cherokee

Myths of the Cherokee

  • Author: James Mooney
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486131327
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 608
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126 myths: sacred stories, animal myths, local legends, many more. Plus background on Cherokee history, notes on the myths and parallels. Features 20 maps and illustrations.

Medicine of the Cherokee

Medicine of the Cherokee

The Way of Right Relationship

  • Author: J. T. Garrett,Michael Tlanusta Garrett
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1591439337
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 240
  • View: 6717
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Discover the holistic experience of human life from the elder teachers of Cherokee Medicine. With stories of the Four Directions and the Universal Circle, these once-secret teachings offer us wisdom on circle gatherings, natural herbs and healing, and ways to reduce stress in our daily lives.

The Night Has a Naked Soul

The Night Has a Naked Soul

Witchcraft and Sorcery Among the Western Cherokee

  • Author: Alan Kilpatrick
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • ISBN: 9780815605393
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 160
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This exploration of the occult world of the Western Cherokee translates 40 shamanistic texts which deal with such esoteric matters as: divining the future; protecting oneself from enemies; destroying the power of witches; and purifying one's soul from all forms of supernatural harm.

The Eastern Band of Cherokees, 1819-1900

The Eastern Band of Cherokees, 1819-1900

  • Author: John R. Finger
  • Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
  • ISBN: 9780870494109
  • Category: History
  • Page: 253
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History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore

History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore

  • Author: Emmet Starr
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Cherokee Indians
  • Page: 680
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The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears

The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears

  • Author: Theda Perdue,Michael D. Green
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780670031504
  • Category: History
  • Page: 189
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Documents the 1830s policy shift of the U.S. government through which it discontinued efforts to assimilate Native Americans in favor of forcibly relocating them west of the Mississippi, in an account that traces the decision's specific effect on the Cherokee Nation, U.S.-Indian relations, and contemporary society.

Seven Clans of the Cherokee Society

Seven Clans of the Cherokee Society

  • Author: Marcelina Reed
  • Publisher: Book Publishing Company (TN)
  • ISBN: 9780935741179
  • Category: History
  • Page: 32
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Describes how the seven-clan contributed to make the Cherokee distinctive from the many other Native American tribes.

The Cherokee Nation

The Cherokee Nation

A History

  • Author: Robert J. Conley
  • Publisher: UNM Press
  • ISBN: 0826332366
  • Category: History
  • Page: 279
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The Cherokee Nation is one of the largest and most important of all the American Indian tribes. The first history of the Cherokees to appear in over four decades, this is also the first to be endorsed by the tribe and the first to be written by a Cherokee. Robert Conley begins his survey with Cherokee origin myths and legends. He then explores their relations with neighboring Indian groups and European missionaries and settlers. He traces their forced migrations west, relates their participations on both sides of the Civil War and the wars of the twentieth century, and concludes with an examination of Cherokee life today. Conley provides analyses for general readers of all ages to learn the significance of tribal lore and Cherokee tribal law. Following the history is a listing of the Principal Chiefs of the Cherokees with a brief biography of each and separate listings of the chiefs of the Eastern Cherokees and the Western Cherokees. For those who want to know more about Cherokee heritage and history, Conley offers additional reading lists at the end of each chapter.

Native American Ways

Native American Ways

  • Author: James Mooney,Edmund Nequatewa
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1625584725
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 571
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In this 4-in-1 omnibus edition, explore four Native American cultures, examining their lives, lore, and legends. Learn how they worshiped, lived in harmony with nature, and constructed unique social orders. Before Europeans invaded their homeland, these richly varied cultures thrived with a level of harmony with the land and dignity of spirit unmatched by modern Western civilization. Contained herein are The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees; Blackfoot Lodge Tales; Truth of a Hopi; and Navaho Myths, Prayers, and Songs. Now you can explore these four cultures and their mystic traditions.

The Cherokee Herbal

The Cherokee Herbal

Native Plant Medicine from the Four Directions

  • Author: J. T. Garrett
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1591439523
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 288
  • View: 8065
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A practical guide to the medicinal uses of over 450 plants and herbs as applied in the traditional practices of the Cherokee. • Details the uses of over 450 plants for the treatment of over 120 ailments. • Written by the coauthor of Medicine of the Cherokee (40,000 copies sold). • Explains the healing elements of the Four Directions and the plants associated with them. • Includes traditional teaching tales as told to the author by Cherokee Elders. In this rare collection of the acquired herbal knowledge of Cherokee Elders, author J. T. Garrett presents the healing properties and medicinal applications of over 450 North American plants. Readers will learn how Native American healers utilize the gifts of nature for ceremonial purposes and to treat over 120 ailments, from the common cold to a bruised heart. The book presents the medicine of the Four Directions and the plants with which each direction is associated. From the East comes the knowledge of "heart medicine"--blood-building tonics and plants for vitality and detoxification. The medicine of the South focuses on the innocence of life and the energy of youthfulness. West medicine treats the internal aspects of the physical body to encourage strength and endurance, while North medicine offers a sense of freedom and connection to the stars and the greater Universal Circle. This resource also includes traditional teaching tales to offer insights from Cherokee cosmology into the origin of illness, how the animals found their medicine, and the naming of the plants.

The Cherokee Full Circle

The Cherokee Full Circle

A Practical Guide to Ceremonies and Traditions

  • Author: J. T. Garrett,Michael Tlanusta Garrett
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
  • ISBN: 9781879181953
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 200
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A comprehensive overview of Native American spiritual principles and their application for personal spirit-healing. • Includes traditional sacred exercises, teaching tales, case studies, and suggested rituals for individual and group healing. • Outlines the core principals of Native American traditional values and teaches how to apply them to the contemporary path of wellness and healing. • Publication to coincide with annual Full Circle gathering in September 2002 The Four Directions, the four seasons, and the four elements that make up the sacred hoop of the full circle must be in right relationship with one another or disharmony will result. Native American ritual has always emphasized the restoration of balance through ceremonies that provide a forum for learning, transition, and expressions of personal growth. Now Cherokee authors J. T. and Michael Garrett share Native American traditions to explore interrelationships as a tool for growth and transformation. The Cherokee Full Circle gathers techniques representing Native American cultures from across America--stories, exercises, and individual and group rituals--to teach the inherent dynamics of right relationship and apply them to the healing path. The authors provide a comprehensive overview of Native American spiritual principles and traditions and demonstrate how these ideas and methods can be applied universally to deal with life's situations--from depression and grieving to finding purpose and establishing positive relationships.

Cherokee Myths and Legends

Cherokee Myths and Legends

Thirty Tales Retold

  • Author: Terry L. Norton
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476618119
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 232
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Retelling 30 myths and legends of the Eastern Cherokee, this book presents the stories with important details providing a culturally authentic and historically accurate context. Background information is given within each story so the reader may avoid reliance on glossaries, endnotes, or other explanatory aids. The reader may thus experience the stories more as their original audiences would have. This approach to adapting traditional literature derives from ideas found in reader-response and translation theory and from research in cognitive psychology and sociolinguistics.

The Path on the Rainbow

The Path on the Rainbow

An Anthology of Songs and Chants from the Indians of North America

  • Author: George William Cronyn
  • Publisher: New York : Boni and Liveright
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American poetry
  • Page: 347
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Signs of Cherokee Culture

Signs of Cherokee Culture

Sequoyah's Syllabary in Eastern Cherokee Life

  • Author: Margaret Bender
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 0807860050
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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Based on extensive fieldwork in the community of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in western North Carolina, this book uses a semiotic approach to investigate the historic and contemporary role of the Sequoyan syllabary--the written system for representing the sounds of the Cherokee language--in Eastern Cherokee life. The Cherokee syllabary was invented in the 1820s by the respected Cherokee Sequoyah. The syllabary quickly replaced alternative writing systems for Cherokee and was reportedly in widespread use by the mid-nineteenth century. After that, literacy in Cherokee declined, except in specialized religious contexts. But as Bender shows, recent interest in cultural revitalization among the Cherokees has increased the use of the syllabary in education, publications, and even signage. Bender also explores the role played by the syllabary within the ever more important context of tourism. (The Eastern Cherokee Band hosts millions of visitors each year in the Great Smoky Mountains.) English is the predominant language used in the Cherokee community, but Bender shows how the syllabary is used in special and subtle ways that help to shape a shared cultural and linguistic identity among the Cherokees. Signs of Cherokee Culture thus makes an important contribution to the ethnographic literature on culturally specific literacies.

The Secrets and Mysteries of the Cherokee Little People, Yuñwi Tsunsdiʼ

The Secrets and Mysteries of the Cherokee Little People, Yuñwi Tsunsdiʼ

  • Author: Lynn King Lossiah
  • Publisher: Book Publishing Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 151
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Records traditional stories about the little people who live with and around the Cherokee peoples helping and hindering in the way only fairies can

God is Red

God is Red

A Native View of Religion

  • Author: Vine Deloria
  • Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781555914981
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 325
  • View: 638
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The seminal work on Native religious views, asking questions about our species and our ultimate fate.

Truth of a Hopi

Truth of a Hopi

  • Author: Edmund Nequatewa
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1625581394
  • Category: History
  • Page: 115
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In the Truth of a Hopi, Edmund Nequatewa relates the Hopis' myths, legends, belief systems, and oral history. Nequatewa's writings give us a glimpse into the psyche of the Hopi in the way that only a Hopi could. Here you will find not only the traditional oral histories, but stories of how the Hopi resisted sending their children away to enforced boarding schools. A fascinating view of a subtle people.