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Yuchi ceremonial life : performance, meaning, and tradition in a contemporary American Indian community

Author: Jason Baird Jackson
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press in cooperation with the American Indian Studies Research Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington, ©2003.
Series: Studies in the anthropology of North American Indians.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Yuchis are one of the least known yet most distinctive of the Native groups in the American southeast. Located in late prehistoric times in eastern Tennessee, they played an important historical role at various times during the last five centuries and in many ways served as a bridge between their southeastern neighbors and Native communities in the northeast. First noted by the de Soto expedition in the  Read more...
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Jackson, Jason Baird, 1969-
Yuchi ceremonial life.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press in cooperation with the American Indian Studies Research Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington, ©2003
(OCoLC)606928745
Online version:
Jackson, Jason Baird, 1969-
Yuchi ceremonial life.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press in cooperation with the American Indian Studies Research Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington, ©2003
(OCoLC)609360683
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Baird Jackson
ISBN: 0803225946 9780803225947
OCLC Number: 50410247
Description: xviii, 345 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Yuchi/Euchee: A Note on Usage --
1. Introduction --
2. Yuchi History, Culture, and Society --
3. Ceremonial Life: General Frameworks --
4. Speaking in the Big House --
5. Indian Football: Signaling the Creator --
6. Stomp Dance: Reciprocity and Social Interaction --
7. Arbor Dance: Community and Renewal --
8. Green Corn Ceremony: Sacred Stories --
9. Soup Dance: Men, Women, and Ancestors --
10. Conclusion --
App. A. Scheduling of Yuchi Ceremonial Ground Events, 1996 --
App. B. Yuchi Green Corn Ceremonial Activities.
Series Title: Studies in the anthropology of North American Indians.
Responsibility: Jason Baird Jackson.
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