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Mooney, James 1861-1921

Overview
Works: 166 works in 571 publications in 4 languages and 11,909 library holdings
Genres: History  Folklore  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Legends  Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc  Juvenile works  Music  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Composer, Signer, Photographer
Classifications: E99.C5, 299.7
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Most widely held works by James Mooney
The ghost-dance religion and the Sioux outbreak of 1890 by James Mooney( Book )

81 editions published between 1896 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes index. Introduction to the Bison Book Edition by Raymond J. DeMallie
Myths of the Cherokee by James Mooney( Book )

33 editions published between 1888 and 2012 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... comprising 126 Cherokee myths, including sacred stories, animal myths, local legends, wonder stories, historical traditions and miscellaneous myths and legends."
Cherokee animal tales by James Mooney( Book )

5 editions published between 1968 and 2006 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen stories from the campfire lore of the Cherokee which the Indians say originated in the age when man and animal spoke the same language. Includes a brief history of the Cherokee in America
Historical sketch of the Cherokee by James Mooney( Book )

4 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ghost-dance religion and Wounded Knee by James Mooney( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immediately following the massacre of Wounded Knee (December 29, 1890), the well-known anthropologist James Mooney, under the auspices of the Bureau of American Ethnology and the Smithsonian, investigated the incident. His interest was primarily in the Indian background to the uprising. Admitting that the Indians had been generally overpowered by the Whites, what led the Indians to think they stood a chance against White arms? His answer was astonishing: the Ghost-Dance Religion. Investigating every Indian uprising from Pontiac to the 1980s, every Indian resistance to aggression, every incident of importance, Mooney discovered a cultural pattern: a messianic religion that permeated leaders and warriors from Tecumseh and his brother The Prophet on up to the Plains tribes that revived the Ghost-Dance in the 1880s and 90s. The message was: abandon the ways of the Whites; go back to Indian ways; an Indian messiah is coming; the Indian dead are to be resurrected {u2014} indeed, some have already returned; and the Whites are to be killed by the Spirits. Mooney made an exhaustive study of this cult, the rise of its latest version, diffusion to the Plains, and its relevance to the medicine man Sitting Bull and others. Citing many primary documents as well as anthropological data he gathered himself, Mooney gives an extremely detailed, thorough account of the cult; its songs and dances, ceremonies, and its social impact. This work has always been considered one of the great classics of American anthropology, a book that not only offers an account of a very interesting cultural phenomenon, but also throws light on many events in Indian-White relations that are otherwise dark. Its data have never been superseded and the book remains a work of primary importance in Native American studies
The Siouan tribes of the East by James Mooney( Book )

36 editions published between 1894 and 1995 in English and Danish and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 by James Mooney( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The Swimmer manuscript : Cherokee sacred formulas and medicinal prescriptions by James Mooney( Book )

3 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in Cherokee and Multiple languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calendar history of the Kiowa Indians by James Mooney( Book )

18 editions published between 1898 and 2009 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myths of the Cherokee ; and, Sacred formulas of the Cherokees by James Mooney( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 SUBJECCT PERTAINING TO DAILY LIFE AND THOUGHT OF THE INDIAN
The Ghost Dance by James Mooney( Book )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published a century ago, The Ghost Dance is a unique first-hand account of a messianic movement against white subjugation that arose among Native Americans of the West and the Plains in the latter part of the 19th-century
The aboriginal population of America north of Mexico by James Mooney( Book )

17 editions published between 1928 and 1980 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cheyenne Indians by James Mooney( Book )

3 editions published between 1964 and 1976 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In sun's likeness and power : Cheyenne accounts of shield and tipi heraldry by James Mooney( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents all excerpts from the Composition book and Shield book relating to shields and tipis with editorial apparatus
The sacred formulas of the Cherokees by James Mooney( Book )

15 editions published between 1891 and 2013 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Swimmer manuscript : Cherokee sacred formulas and medicinal prescriptions by James Mooney( Book )

18 editions published between 1932 and 2005 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jackson, Mason and Putnam counties by West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey( Book )

2 editions published in 1911 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of the old Cherokees : based on reports and collections of James Mooney and others by F. Roy Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cheyenne Indians by James Mooney( )

1 edition published in 1907 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
James Mooney

James Mooney Amerikaans antropoloog (1861-1921)

James Mooney US-amerikanischer Anthropologe

Муни, Джеймс американский антрополог

ジェームズ・ムーニー

ムーニー, ジェイムズ

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Myths of the CherokeeCherokee animal talesHistorical sketch of the CherokeeThe ghost-dance religion and Wounded KneeJames 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 CherokeesCalendar history of the Kiowa IndiansMyths of the Cherokee ; and, Sacred formulas of the CherokeesThe sacred formulas of the Cherokees