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The Cherokee people : the story of the Cherokees from earliest origins to contemporary times

Author: Thomas E Mails
Publisher: Tulsa, Okla. : Council Oak Books, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book depicts the Cherokees' ancient culture and lifestyle, their government, dress, and family life. Mails chronicles the fundamentals of vital Cherokee spiritual beliefs and practices, their powerful rituals, and their joyful festivals, as well as the story of the gradual encroachment that all but destroyed their civilization.
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas E Mails
ISBN: 0933031459 9780933031456 0933031467 9780933031463
OCLC Number: 26660971
Description: xvi, 368 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents: Veiled mysteries --
Origin and Settlement --
Parting the Veils --
The Cherokee Place, Its Climate and Natural Resources --
The Cherokee Language --
Earliest Settlements --
Major Culture Phases --
Life in the Pisgah Phase --
Life in the Qualla Phase --
Nacoochee and Peachtree Mounds --
Summary: Settlement and Formative Years --
The Cherokees: An Adaptable, Dynamic People --
Physical Appearance, Material Culture, Games --
Daily Attire of Men, Women, and Children --
Headdress for Battle or Ball Game --
Building Houses --
House Furniture --
Winter Hothouses --
Town Council House --
Food and Drink --
The Manufacture of Goods --
Hunting --
Fishing --
Killing Eagles --
The Ball-play Game --
Other Diversions --
Life Cycle --
The Naming Ceremony --
Marriage --
Death, Mourning, and Purification --
Social Units --
The Towns --
The Household --
The Seven Clans --
The Plant and Animal Worlds --
Ceremonies of Corn and the Seasons --
Tobacco Ceremonies --
Government and Warfare --
Early Cherokee Government --
The National Heptagon --
Town Council Houses --
A Dual Form of Government --
The White Organization --
The Uku Consecration Ceremony --
Crime and Punishment --
Cherokee Towns --
The Red Organization and War --
Color Symbolism --
War Practices --
Warriors --
Fighting Techniques --
The Sacred Ark, Prisoners, and Peace --
Summary: Government and Warfare --
Healing and the Causes of Disease --
Healing --
Spirit People --
Superstitious Practices --
Purification --
Signs and Portents --
Dreams --
Uncleanness --
Prayer Formulas --
Myths --
Ancient Religious Beliefs --
Man --
Mortality, and Mounds for Civic-religious Buildings --
The Uku and Eternal Punishment --
The Priestly Office and Devoted Sons --
The Sacred Ark --
The Divining Crystals --
Conduct and Morals --
The National Heptagon and the Town Council House --
Uncleanness --
Clan Distinctions --
The Standards of the Uku --
Healing and the Causes of Disease --
Migration Myths --
The Loss and Regaining of the Sacred Fire --
The End Time --
Revisions and Additions --
Revision of the Mortality Legend --
Second Revision of the Mortality Story --
Origin of the Sun and the Moon --
Origin of Fire as Intercessor --
Origin of the Four Cardinal Directions --
Thunder --
The Morning Star --
The Old Corn Woman and the Woman of the East --
The Seven Stars --
The Religious Festivals --
The Ancient Major Festivals --
Attending a Great National Festival --
The First New Moon of Spring --
The New Green Corn Feast --
The Ripe Green Corn Feast --
The Great New Moon Festival --
The Propitiation and Cementation Festival --
The Exalting, or Bounding Bush, Festival --
Ancient Minor Festivals --
Festival Modifications and the Ookah Dance --
The Ookah Dance --
Common to All Festivals --
The Essence of the Festivals --
Transformation of a Culture --
Early Expeditions to the Cherokees --
Causes of Change --
Opportunities to Capitalize --
The First Protestant Missionaries --
The Festivals --
The Republican Government --
Encroachment by Whit Settlers --
The Eastern Cherokees --
Decline of Cohesion --
The Sacrifice of Tsali --
Early Years --
Settlement Along the Tuckaseegee --
1860-1910 --
1910-1929 --
1929-1945 --
Dances in the 1930s-1940s --
Dance Masks --
Sports --
The Eastern Cherokees Today --
A Beloved Woman --
The Western Cherokees --
Getting Established in Indian Territory --
1880-1890 --
Cherokee Education --
The Keetowah Society --
1890 to the Present --
The Final Veil --
Barker Dry --
Lydia Sam McLure --
Willaim Glory --
Sig Vann --
Jim Wolf --
Dance Grounds --
Archie Sam --
The Western Cherokees Today.
Responsibility: Thomas E. Mails.

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This book depicts the Cherokees' ancient culture and lifestyle, their government, dress, and family life. Mails chronicles the fundamentals of vital Cherokee spiritual beliefs and practices, their powerful rituals, and their joyful festivals, as well as the story of the gradual encroachment that all but destroyed their civilization.

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