The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees: Illustrated Edition

The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees: Illustrated Edition

by James Mooney

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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 subject pertaining to the daily life and thought of the Indian, including medicine, love, hunting, fishing, war, self-protection, destruction of enemies, witchcraft, the crops, the council, the ball play, etc., and, in fact, embodying almost the whole of the ancient religion of the Cherokees. The original manuscripts, now in the possession of the Bureau of Ethnology, were written by the shamans of the tribe, for their own use, in the Cherokee characters invented by Sikwâ´ya (Sequoyah) in 1821, and were obtained, with the explanations, either from the writers themselves or from their surviving relatives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788026888635
Publisher: Madison & Adams Press
Publication date: 04/08/2018
Sold by: Bookwire
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 134
Sales rank: 662,558
File size: 1 MB

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