Cherokee myths and legends : thirty tales retold / Terry L. Norton
- Norton, Terry L., 1952-
- Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 
- Physical Description:
- vi, 222 pages ; 23 cm
- Introduction: considerations in adapting Native American traditional literature -- Guide to the pronunciation of Cherokee words -- Origins -- The three worlds -- Fire -- Corn and game -- Disease and medicine -- The bear and the bear songs -- Tobacco -- The Pleiades and the pine cone -- Killing the great monsters -- The Great Yellow Jacket Ulagu -- The leech place -- The Uktena and the Shawano conjuror -- The red man and the Uktena -- Ustu-tli, the great snake of the Cohutta Mountains -- The great hawks -- The hunter in the Dakwa -- Supernatural and animal adversaries and helpers -- Spear-finger, the Nantahala Ogress -- The Stone Man of the Mountains -- The raven mockers -- The immortals and the water cannibals -- The man who traveled to the world below -- Judaculla, the slant-eyed giant of Tanasee Bald -- Legends of Pilot Knob -- Yahula -- The unseen helpers -- Legends from history by or about the Cherokee -- The lost Cherokee -- Ga'na and the Cherokee -- The Mohawk warriors -- The false warriors -- Jocassee -- Some heroic acts in wars with whites -- Cateechee of Keowee: a ballad of the Carolina backcountry -- Notes on sources used in the retellings.
- "Retelling 30 Eastern Cherokee myths and legends, this book presents the stories with important details providing a culturally authentic and historically accurate context. Background is information given within each story so the reader may avoid reliance on glossaries, endnotes, or other explanatory aids. The reader may thus experience the stories more as their original audiences would have"--
- 9780786494606 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786494603 (softcover : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references(pages 211-216) and index.
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