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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.

History, Myths, and Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees

History, Myths, and Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees

  • Author: James Mooney
  • Publisher: Ravenio Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: N.A
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James Mooney (1861–1921) was an American ethnographer who lived for among the Cherokee. His major studies of the Cherokee were published by the US Bureau of American Ethnology.

The Cherokee Nation

The Cherokee Nation

A History

  • Author: Robert J. Conley
  • Publisher: UNM Press
  • ISBN: 0826332358
  • Category: History
  • Page: 279
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Robert Conley's history of the Cherokees is the first to be endorsed by the Cherokee Nation and to be written by a Cherokee.

Art of the Cherokee

Art of the Cherokee

Prehistory to the Present

  • Author: Susan C. Power
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 9780820327662
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 295
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"In addition to tracing the development of Cherokee art, Power reveals the wide range of geographical locales from which Cherokee art has originated. These places include the Cherokee's tribal homeland in the southeast, the tribe's areas of resettlement in the West, and abodes in the United States and beyond to which individuals subsequently moved. Intimately connected to the time and place of its creation, Cherokee art changed along with Cherokee social, political, and economic circumstances. The entry of European explorers into the Southeast, the Trail of Tears, the American Civil War, and the signing of treaties with the U.S. government are among the transforming events in Cherokee art history that Power discusses."--BOOK JACKET.

On This Long Journey, the Journal of Jesse Smoke, a Cherokee Boy, the Trail of Tears, 1838

On This Long Journey, the Journal of Jesse Smoke, a Cherokee Boy, the Trail of Tears, 1838

  • Author: Joseph Bruchac
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 0545633818
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 176
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Critically acclaimed author Joseph Bruchac's exciting JOURNAL OF JESSE SMOKE is now in paperback with a dynamic repackaging! In 1838 in Tennessee, the Cherokee Nation is on the brink of being changed forever as they face the Removal -- being forcibly moved from their homes and land, in part because of a treaty signed by a group of their own people. Sixteen-year-old Jesse Smoke has been studying at the Mission School, but it has been shut down and turned into a fort for the ever-increasing number of soldiers entering the territory. Now Jesse has returned to his home to live with his widowed mother and two younger sisters. All hope lies on the Cherokee chief, John Ross, who is in Washington, D.C., trying to delay the Removal. Then one night, family members are suddenly awakened, dragged from their homes, and brought at gunpoint to a stockade camp. From there, Jesse and his family are forced to march westward on the horrifying Trail of Tears during the long, cold winter months. It's a difficult journey west, and Jesse's not sure if he and his family can survive the journey.

Myths of the Cherokee

Myths of the Cherokee

  • Author: James Mooney
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780486289076
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 576
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Gathers folklore about the creation of the world, the characteristics of animals, the first fire, and Cherokee history and culture

Seven Cherokee Myths

Seven Cherokee Myths

Creation, Fire, the Primordial Parents, the Nature of Evil, the Family, Universal Suffering, and Communal Obligation

  • Author: G. Keith Parker
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476604029
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 216
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Like ancient peoples the world over, the Cherokees of the southern Appalachian Mountains passed along their traditions and beliefs through stories, songs, dances, and religious and healing rituals. With the creation of Cherokee writing by Sequoyah, some of the traditions were also recorded in books. While evoking local geography and natural phenomena, the stories were also enhanced by powerful psychological and spiritual dynamics. This work examines seven myths that grew out of Cherokee culture, looking at how they emerged to explain archetypal issues. Each of the seven stories is told in full and is followed by a detailed history and analysis that provides its background, its associated rituals, and its psychological basis. One quickly discovers that while the myths are ancient, they are strikingly modern in their understanding of human personality development, family dynamics, community solidarity, and the reality of religion or spirituality. Grounded in the experience of this American Indian people and the land they inhabited, the myths tell universal truths. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The Myths of the New World

The Myths of the New World

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Ardent Media
  • ISBN: N.A
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Complete Poems and Collected Letters of Adelaide Crapsey

Complete Poems and Collected Letters of Adelaide Crapsey

Dynamics of Higher Education Policy Formation

  • Author: Susan Sutton Smith
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 1438420315
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
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This book presents the poetry and letters of the American writer Adelaide Crapsey (1878-1914). Her best poetry deserves to be enjoyed by a larger audience, and her letters and newly discovered biographical materials reveal new charm and meaning in an intriguingly elusive character. Crapsey did not live to see any of her mature poetry published: she received notice that her first poem had been accepted for publication only a week before she died. Posthumous editions of her Verse (in 1915, 1922, and 1934), however, brought her recognition and respect. Carl Sandburg paid her a poetic tribute. American critic Yvor Winters praised her a “a minor poet of great distinction” and felt that her poems remained “in their way honest and acutely perceptive.” Her best work is compressed, terse, related in this respect to the work of another American poet who won posthumous recognition, Emily Dickinson. Crapsey is best known as the inventor of the cinquain, a poem of five short lines of unequal length: one-stress, two-stress, three-stress, four-stress, and one-stress. The cinquain is one of the few modern verse forms developed in English, and its brevity and characteristic thought pattern seem to have been influenced by Japanese forms. Crapsey’s indebtedness to Japanese poetry and her relation to Imagism have long been subjects for debate. As Winters notes, the work of Crapsey “achieves more effectively than did almost any of the Imagists the aims of Imagism.” The critical introduction by Professor Susan Sutton Smith examines these problems. Much of Crapsey’s poetry is reticent, withdrawn, and private, and she believed strongly in the individual’s right to privacy. Whatever new biographical materials reveal of her and of her relations with family and friends, however, shows a charming and courageous woman. Her courage and humor show especially well in her correspondence with her friend Esther Lowenthal and in the letters with her friend Jean Webster McKinney, author of Daddy Long-Legs, who died soon after Crapsey.

Removable Type

Removable Type

Histories of the Book in Indian Country, 1663-1880

  • Author: Phillip H. Round
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 9780807833902
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 282
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Spanning a two-hundred-year period, examines the relationship between Native Americans and printed books, exploring how Native Americans used the printed word to preserve their culture and to defend themselves from the actions of the United States government.

From Prehistoric Villages to Cities

From Prehistoric Villages to Cities

Settlement Aggregation and Community Transformation

  • Author: Jennifer Birch
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135045119
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 226
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Archaeologists have focused a great deal of attention on explaining the evolution of village societies and the transition to a ‘Neolithic’ way of life. Considerable interest has also concentrated on urbanism and the rise of the earliest cities. Between these two landmarks in human cultural development lies a critical stage in social and political evolution. Throughout world, at various points in time, people living in small, dispersed village communities have come together into larger and more complex social formations. These community aggregates were, essentially, middle-range; situated between the earliest villages and emergent chiefdoms and states. This volume explores the social processes involved in the creation and maintenance of aggregated communities and how they brought about revolutionary transformations that affected virtually every aspect of a society and its culture. While there have been a number of studies that address coalescence from a regional perspective, less is understood about how aggregated communities functioned internally. The key premise explored in this volume is that large-scale, long-term cultural transformations were ultimately enacted in the context of daily practices, interactions, and what might be otherwise considered the mundane aspects of everyday life. How did these processes play out "on the ground" in diverse and historically contingent settings? What are the strategies and mechanisms that people adopt in order to facilitate living in larger social formations? What changes in social relations occur when people come together? This volume employs a broadly cross-cultural approach to interrogating these questions, employing case studies which span four continents and more than 10,000 years of human history.

A General Theory of Magic

A General Theory of Magic

  • Author: Marcel Mauss
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113452224X
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 192
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First written by Marcel Mauss and Henri Humbert in 1902, A General Theory of Magic gained a wide new readership when republished by Mauss in 1950. As a study of magic in 'primitive' societies and its survival today in our thoughts and social actions, it represents what Claude Lévi-Strauss called, in an introduction to that edition, the astonishing modernity of the mind of one of the century's greatest thinkers. The book offers a fascinating snapshot of magic throughout various cultures as well as deep sociological and religious insights still very much relevant today. At a period when art, magic and science appear to be crossing paths once again, A General Theory of Magic presents itself as a classic for our times.

Cherokee Myths and Legends

Cherokee Myths and Legends

Thirty Tales Retold

  • Author: Terry L. Norton
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786494603
  • 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 Myths of the North American Indians

The Myths of the North American Indians

  • Author: Lewis Spence
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486156842
  • Category: History
  • Page: 496
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Rich anthology of the myths and legends of the Algonquins, Iroquois, Pawnees, and Sioux: warrior rivalries, steadfast love, and victory over powerful forces. Extensive historical and ethnological commentary. 36 illustrations.

Women of the American South

Women of the American South

A Multicultural Reader

  • Author: Christie Farnham
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 9780814726549
  • Category: History
  • Page: 319
  • View: 3969
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WITH A NEW POSTSCRIPT Situated between Greece on the south, the former Yugoslavia on the north and east, and the Adriatic Sea on the west, Albania is the country the world forgot. Throughout this century, Albania has been perceived as primitive and isolationist by its neighbors to the west. When the country ended fifty years of communist rule in 1992, few outsiders took interest. Deemed unworthy of membership in the European Union and overlooked by multinational corporations, Albania stands today as one of the poorest and most ignored countries in Europe. Miranda Vickers and James Pettifer take us behind the veil of former President Enver Hoxha's isolationist policies to examine the historic events leading up to Albania's transition to a parliamentary government. Beginning with Hoxha's death in 1985, Albania traces the last decade of Albania's shaky existence, from the anarchy and chaos of the early nineties to the victory of the Democratic Alliance in 1992 and the programs of the current government. The authors provide us with an analysis of how the moral, religious, economic, political and cultural identity of the Albanian people is being redefined, and leave no question that the future of Albania is inextricably linked to the future of the Balkans as a whole. In short, they tell us why Albania matters.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 6: Ethnicity

  • Author: Celeste Ray
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469616580
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 296
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Transcending familiar categories of "black" and "white," this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture complicates and enriches our understanding of "southernness" by identifying the array of cultures that combined to shape the South. This exploration of southern ethnicities examines the ways people perform and maintain cultural identities through folklore, religious faith, dress, music, speech, cooking, and transgenerational tradition. Accessibly written and informed by the most recent research that recovers the ethnic diversity of the early South and documents the more recent arrival of new cultural groups, this volume greatly expands upon the modest Ethnic Life section of the original Encyclopedia. Contributors describe 88 ethnic groups that have lived in the South from the Mississippian Period (1000-1600) to the present. They include 34 American Indian groups, as well as the many communities with European, African, and Asian cultural ties that came to the region after 1600. Southerners from all backgrounds are likely to find themselves represented here.

Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Religion

Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Religion

  • Author: Michael Banton
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415330213
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 176
  • View: 9251
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As the basic questions of social structure were elucidated there came a quickening of interest among social anthropologists in the study of religion. Chapters in this book include: · Religion as a Cultural System (Clifford Geertz) · Colour Classification in Ndembu Religion (Victor W. Turner) · Religion: Problems of Definition and Explanation (Melford E. Spiro) · Fathers, Elders and Ghosts in Edo Religion (R.E. Bradbury) · Territorial Groupings and Relgion among the Iraqw (Edward H. Winter). First published in 1966.

Sacred Formulas of the Cherokee - Scholar's Choice Edition

Sacred Formulas of the Cherokee - Scholar's Choice Edition

  • Author: Dr James Mooney
  • Publisher: Scholar's Choice
  • ISBN: 9781298098498
  • Category:
  • Page: 182
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Cherokees Shamanism

Cherokees Shamanism

  • Author: James Mooney
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 6050356203
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 1919
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The sacred formulas and rituals 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 Sikwâ'ya (Sequoyah) in 1821, and were obtained, with the explanations, either from the writers themselves or from their surviving relatives.

Zoro's Field

Zoro's Field

My Life in the Appalachian Woods

  • Author: Thomas Rain Crowe
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 0820342408
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 221
  • View: 569
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A modern-day tale of living close to the land describes how the author returned to his native Appalachians to live alone deep in the North Carolina woods, in a primitive cabin without electricity, plumbing, modern-day transportation, or regular income and his observations on the rhythms of the natural world around him, the nature of self-sufficiency, wilderness, and more.