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Mooney, James 1861-1921

Overview
Works: 209 works in 679 publications in 4 languages and 13,259 library holdings
Genres: History  Folklore  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Controlled vocabularies  Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc  Legends  Juvenile works  Music‡vTexts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Photographer, Creator, Signer
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( )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 2,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes index. Introduction to the Bison Book Edition by Raymond J. DeMallie
The ghost-dance religion and the Sioux outbreak of 1890 by James Mooney( Book )

100 editions published between 1896 and 2012 in English and held by 1,713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Myths of the Cherokee by James Mooney( Book )

47 editions published between 1888 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When James Mooney lived with and studied the Cherokee between 1887 and 1900, they were the largest and most important Indian tribe in the United States. His dispassionate account of their history from the time of their first contact with whites until the end of the nineteenth century is more than a sequence of battles won and lost, treaties signed and broken, towns destroyed and people massacred. There is humanity along with inhumanity in the relations between the Cherokee and other groups, Indian and non-Indian; there is fortitude and persistence balanced with disillusionment and frustration. In these respects, the history of the Cherokee epitomizes the experience of most Native Americans. The Cherokee Nation ceased to exist as a political entity seven years after the initial study was done, when Oklahoma became a state.In the introduction to the original publication of this history in 1900, James Mooney commented that "there is change indeed in dress and outward seeming, but the heart of the Indian is still his own." This history was originally included in the 19th Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology.It was republished under the auspices of the National Anthropological Archives of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, at the request of the Governing Body of the Cherokee Nation, in 1975, with new introductory material and supplementary illustrations from the archives. The volume has a foreword from W.W. Keeler, chief of the Cherokee Nation, and an introduction by Richard Mack Bettis, president of the Tulsa Tsa-La-Gi-Ya Cherokee Community
The ghost-dance religion and Wounded Knee by James Mooney( Book )

21 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and held by 611 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 ? 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." -- Amazon.com
Cherokee animal tales by James Mooney( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in English and held by 566 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
The Swimmer manuscript : Cherokee sacred formulas and medicinal prescriptions by James Mooney( Book )

9 editions published in 1932 in 3 languages and held by 486 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 442 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
Myths of the Cherokee ; and, Sacred formulas of the Cherokees by James Mooney( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The myths given in this paper are part of a large body of material collected among the Cherokee, chiefly in successive field seasons from 1887 to 1890, inclusive, and comprising more or less extensive notes, together with original Cherokee manuscripts, relating to the history, archaeology, geographic nomenclature, personal names, botany, medicine, arts, home life, religion, songs, ceremonies, and language of the tribe. It is intended that this material shall appear from time to time in a series of papers which, when finally brought together, shall constitute a monograph upon the Cherokee Indians."-- Introduction
Calendar history of the Kiowa Indians by James Mooney( Book )

14 editions published between 1898 and 2009 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Siouan tribes of the East by James Mooney( Book )

3 editions published in 1894 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cheyenne Indians by James Mooney( Book )

23 editions published between 1905 and 1976 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Siouan tribes of the East by James Mooney( Book )

10 editions published between 1894 and 1995 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sacred formulas of the Cherokees. by James Mooney( )

25 editions published between 1891 and 2020 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the formulas were obtained -- Character of the formulas, the Cherokee religion -- Myth of the origin of disease and medicine -- Theory of disease: animals, ghosts, witches -- Selected list of plants used -- Medical practice: theory of resemblances, fasting, tabu, seclusion, women -- The ugistaʹ ʻtĭ or pay of the shaman -- Ceremonies for gathering plants and preparing medicine -- The Cherokee gods and their abiding places -- Color symbolism -- Importance attached to names -- Language of the formulas -- Specimen formulas. Medicine ; Hunting ; Love ; Miscellaneous
The Ghost Dance by James Mooney( Book )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in English and held by 167 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 )

2 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents all excerpts from the Composition book and Shield book relating to shields and tipis with editorial apparatus
Jackson, Mason and Putnam counties by West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey( Book )

2 editions published in 1911 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ghost-dance religion and the Sioux outbreak of 1890 by James Mooney( Book )

2 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The ghost-dance religion and the Sioux outbreak of 1890Myths of the CherokeeHistorical sketch of the CherokeeThe ghost-dance religion and Wounded KneeCherokee animal talesJames 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 CherokeesMyths of the Cherokee ; and, Sacred formulas of the CherokeesCalendar history of the Kiowa IndiansThe sacred formulas of the Cherokees.
Alternative Names
James Mooney

James Mooney Amerikaans antropoloog (1861-1921)

James Mooney eitneagrafaí Meiriceánach

James Mooney US-amerikanischer Anthropologe

James Mooney usona etnografo

Муни, Джеймс американский антрополог

جيمس موني عالم بعلوم الإنسان من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

ジェームズ・ムーニー

ムーニー, ジェイムズ

詹姆斯·穆尼

Languages
English (321)

Arabic (6)

German (3)

Cherokee (2)