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By James Mooney

Noted anthropologist James Mooney (1861–1921) spent a lot of his existence learning American Indians. In North Carolina, he lived for a number of years with the Cherokee, learning their language, tradition, and mythology. His examine ended in this finished quantity, comprising 126 Cherokee myths, together with sacred tales, animal myths, neighborhood legends, ask yourself tales, old traditions, and miscellaneous myths and legends.
Among the myths incorporated are these:
How the area was once Made; beginning of Strawberries; Why the Deer's enamel Are Blunt; How the Turkey received His Beard; The Rattlesnake's Vengeance; The Ice guy; the 1st fireplace; Why the Possum's Tail Is naked; The Bride from the South; The Water Cannibals; The Haunted Whirlpool; The battle Medicine, and many more.
In addition to his transparent retelling of the myths themselves, the writer offers vast history details on Cherokee background, notes at the myths, parallels among Cherokee and different myths, and additional vital info. an individual attracted to mythology or local American legend and lore will welcome this treasury of actual stories awarded within the context of Cherokee heritage, existence, and culture.

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