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.
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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.
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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.
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Legends Amonst Us

Author: David Chaltas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781090341341

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

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Legends Amongst Us is a book with fascinating stories of animals, people, and places that have embraced myths and legends over the years. The sagas of Cher Ami , the little pigeon, that saved the Lost Battalion in World War I and the famed Marine horse named Reckless, will touch your heart. The legacy of legends also include the stories of Yahoo Falls, and the Cherokee massacre, along with the tale of Lucy Bearpaw Proctor Thomas plight and the Trail of Tears. One of the more fascinating legends that is discussed is that of the Blue Fugates of Troublesome Creek in Knott County, Kentucky. Then there is the story of the Melungeon and their lives within the Appalachian mountains. The story of the first Black recipient of the Medal of Honor is heartwarming and shows how devotion, courage and love of country contributed to the legend. Myths of a haunted cemetery will make you question whether the stories recorded are truths or legend. Within the confines of the pages is a legend of the last Lone Ranger. His name is Gordie Peer and his life's story is what legends are made. The chapter that discusses Widow's Weeds and the practice of sitting up with the dead will keep you sitting on the edge of your seat. The author takes you into the legal fight of Leonard Peltier (Native American activist) who is still imprisoned and the struggle he has it his fight for freedom before he dies. And then there are other legends that must be preserved contained in the book. We invite you to visit, sit, and read the captivating sagas described in Legends Amongst Us by one of Kentucky's most proficient authors, who has penned over sixty books.
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Reference Encyclopedia of the American Indian

Author: Barry T. Klein

Publisher: West Nyack, N.Y. : Todd Publications

ISBN: 9780915344338

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 679

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Lists the names, addresses, characteristics, and functions of associations, enterprises, museums, publications, educational facilities, and services related to American Indian affairs.
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Native American myths and legends

Author: Colin F. Taylor

Publisher: Smithmark Pub

ISBN: 9780831762902

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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Describes the origin myths, rituals, and ceremonies in each of the nine cultural regions of North America
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The Mythology Book

Big Ideas Simply Explained

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465477497

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Eighty of the world's greatest myths and characters, from the gods of Greek mythology to the Norse heroes, retold and explained with engaging text and bold graphics. From early creation stories to classical hero narratives and the recurring theme of the afterlife, experience each myth and unravel the meanings behind the stories, getting to the heart of the importance of mythology to different cultures worldwide. More than just stories, myths are a testament to the amazing creativity of humans striving to explain and make sense of the world around them. Here you will discover Zeus, god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods, and Loki, the cunning trickster with a knack for causing havoc, aided by his ability to change shape and gender. Beyond the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greek, Roman, and Norse myths, this book delves into the stories of the Australian aborigines, the Cherokee, and the Aztecs, each brimming with amazing characters and insights into human existence. This newest title in the bestselling Big Ideas series pairs engaging visual style with global coverage of world myths--profiling everything from the well-known tales of the Greeks, Norsemen, and Egyptians to the legends of the Caribbean, the Americas, Oceania, and East Asia--bringing the wisdom of the ages to life.
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Ravenmocker

Author: Paul Hargett

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595204511

Category: Fiction

Page: 444

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The most brutal serial killer the FBI has ever encountered is murdering descendents of a particular Cherokee tribe. As the number of bizarre killings spread across the Southern United States, authorities are clueless. Their tribal search leads them to Steven Waters, and his cousin, Morgan Roberts. Morgan, recently discharged from the Army under questionable circumstances, is reluctantly drawn into the situation. He is forced to confront the very things he most fears; his past, his heritage and returning to his mountain home. The last great tribal shaman tells Morgan the killer is an inhuman demon, a “Ravenmocker”, one of the most horrible beings from ancient Cherokee legend. Once, perhaps still, these powerful beings roamed the high mountain peaks and valleys of the Appalachians, preying on the people who could do little to stop them. Morgan’s infirm hold on modern logic and science makes it difficult for him to accept such ideas. He is forced to choose between what he knows to be real in his mind and what his heritage suggests could be real in his heart. It’s left to Morgan and Steven to stop the killings before they become victims themselves.
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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

Author: James Mooney

Publisher: Bright Mountain Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 576

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The complete texts of Myths of the Cherokee and The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees by James Mooney, accompanied by an introduction by George Ellison.
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