James Mooney's History, Myths, and Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees: Containing the Full Texts of Myths of the Cherokee (1900) and The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees (1891) as Published by the Bureau of American Ethnology : with a New Biographical Introduction, James Mooney and the Eastern Cherokees

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Bright Mountain Books, 1900 - History - 768 pages
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Originally published in 1891 and 1900, Myths of the Cherokees and The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees have been the definitive work on the customs and beliefs of the Cherokee people for decades. Now combined in a single volume, this comprehensive work details and records the history, material culture, oral tradition, language, arts, and religion of the Eastern Cherokee. 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. Combining various methods of research and utilizing sources from his subjects, Mooney added a new dimension to the recording of Native American history. This new edition of Mooney's two historic books features a biographical introduction by George Ellison that provides background information on Mooney's life. His insights into Mooney and the people he studied add a new dimension to our knowledge of the well-known and widely respected anthropologist and his career.
 

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Contents

CONTENTS Page
41
IIntroduction 11
3
IIHistorical sketch of the Cherokee 14
6
The period of Spanish exploration1540? 23
23
The Colonial and Revolutionary period16541784 29
29
Relations with the United States
61
The Removal18381839
130
The Arkansas band18171838
135
The smaller reptiles fishes and insects
306
Why the Bullfrogs head is striped
310
The Katydids warning
311
The nest of the Tlanuwa
315
The Hunter and the Tlanuwa
316
Nufiyunuwl the stone man
319
The Hunter in the Dakwa
320
Atagahl the enchanted lake
321

The Texas band18171900
141
The Cherokee Nation of the West18401900
146
The East Cherokee18381900
151
IIINotes to the historical sketch
182
IVStories and storytellers
229
Wonder storiesContinued
236
VThe myths
239
Thefirstfire
240
Origin of corn and game
242
Origin of disease and medicine
250
Origin of death
252
How they brought back the Tobacco
254
The journey to the sunrise
255
The Moon and the Thunders
256
What the Stars are like
257
Origin of the Pleiades and the Pine
258
The milky way
259
Origin of fish and frogs
260
The Deluge
261
The Rabbit goes duck hunting
266
How the Rabbit stole the Otters coat
267
Why the Possums tail is bare
269
How the Terrapin beat the Rabbit
270
The Rabbit and the tar wolf
271
The Rabbit and the Possum after a wife
273
The Rabbit escapes from the wolves
274
How the Deer got his horns
275
Why the Deers teeth are blunt
276
What became of the Rabbit 377
277
VThe mythsContinued Quadruped mythsContinued Page 31 The Terrapins escape from the wolves
278
The Groundhogs head
279
The migration of the animals
280
The ball game of the birds and animals
286
How the Turkey got his beard
287
Why the Turkey gobbles
288
How the Partridge got his whistle
289
The Pheasant dance
290
The Owl gets married
291
The Huhu gets married
292
Why the Buzzards head is bare
293
The Hunter and the Buzzard
294
The Uktena and the Uluiisutt
297
AganUnitsis search for the TJktena
298
The Red Man and the Uktena 200
300
The Hunter and the Uksuhl
301
TheUstutll
302
The Uwtsunta
303
The Snake Boy
304
The Rattlesnakes vengeance
305
The Bride from the south
322
The Hunter and Selu
323
The underground panthers
324
The Tsundigewl
325
The Bear Man
327
The Great Leech of Tlanusiyl
329
The Nunnghl and other spirit folk
330
The removed townhouses
335
The spirit defenders of NIkwasI
336
Tsulkalu the slanteyed giant
337
Kanasta the lost settlement
341
Tsuwenahl a legend of Pilot knob
343
The man who married the Thunders sister
345
The haunted whirlpool
347
The water cannibals
349
Historical traditions
350
The Iroquois wars
351
Hiadeoni the Seneca
356
The two Mohawks
357
Escape of the Seneca boys
359
Hatcinondofis escape from the Cherokee
362
Hempcarrier
364
The Seneca peacemakers
365
Ganas adventures among the Cherokee
367
The Shawano wars
370
The raid on TikwalitsI
374
The false warriors of Chilhowee
375
Cowee town
377
The eastern tribes
378
The southern and western tribes
382
The giants from the west
391
The massacre of the AniKutanl
392
The war medicine
393
Incidentsof personal heroism
394
The old sacred things
395
Miscellaneous myths and legends
397
The two old men
399
The Mother Bears song
400
Baby song to please the children
401
Herberts spring
403
Local legends of North Carolina
404
Local legends of South Carolina
411
Local legends of Tennessee
412
Local legends of Georgia
415
Plant lore
420
VINotes and parallels
428
VIIGlossary
506
The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees 301
293
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The late James Mooney was a professor of History at American University.

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