Myths of the Cherokee Extract from the Nineteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology
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Myths of the Cherokee Extract from the Nineteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology

By James Mooney
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Table of Contents
  • CONTENTS
  • ILLUSTRATIONS
  • MYTHS OF THE CHEROKEE
  • I—INTRODUCTION
  • II—HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE CHEROKEE
    • The Traditionary Period
    • The Period of Spanish Exploration—1540–?
    • The Colonial and Revolutionary Period—1654–1784
    • Relations with the United States
      • FROM THE FIRST TREATY TO THE REMOVAL—1785–1838
      • THE REMOVAL—1838–39
      • THE ARKANSAS BAND—1817–1838
      • THE TEXAS BAND—1817–1900
      • THE CHEROKEE NATION IN THE WEST—1840–1900
      • THE EASTERN BAND
    • FROM THE FIRST TREATY TO THE REMOVAL—1785–1838
    • THE REMOVAL—1838–39
    • THE ARKANSAS BAND—1817–1838
    • THE TEXAS BAND—1817–1900
    • THE CHEROKEE NATION IN THE WEST—1840–1900
    • THE EASTERN BAND
  • III—NOTES TO THE HISTORICAL SKETCH
  • IV—STORIES AND STORY TELLERS
  • V—THE MYTHS
    • Cosmogonic Myths
      • 1. HOW THE WORLD WAS MADE
      • 2. THE FIRST FIRE
      • 3. KANA′TĬ AND SELU: THE ORIGIN OF GAME AND CORN
      • 4. ORIGIN OF DISEASE AND MEDICINE
      • 5. THE DAUGHTER OF THE SUN
      • 6. HOW THEY BROUGHT BACK THE TOBACCO
      • 7. THE JOURNEY TO THE SUNRISE
      • 8. THE MOON AND THE THUNDERS.
      • 9. WHAT THE STARS ARE LIKE
      • 10. ORIGIN OF THE PLEIADES AND THE PINE
      • 11. THE MILKY WAY
      • 12. ORIGIN OF STRAWBERRIES
      • 13. THE GREAT YELLOW-JACKET: ORIGIN OF FISH AND FROGS
      • 14. THE DELUGE
    • 1. HOW THE WORLD WAS MADE
    • 2. THE FIRST FIRE
    • 3. KANA′TĬ AND SELU: THE ORIGIN OF GAME AND CORN
    • 4. ORIGIN OF DISEASE AND MEDICINE
    • 5. THE DAUGHTER OF THE SUN
    • 6. HOW THEY BROUGHT BACK THE TOBACCO
    • 7. THE JOURNEY TO THE SUNRISE
    • 8. THE MOON AND THE THUNDERS.
    • 9. WHAT THE STARS ARE LIKE
    • 10. ORIGIN OF THE PLEIADES AND THE PINE
    • 11. THE MILKY WAY
    • 12. ORIGIN OF STRAWBERRIES
    • 13. THE GREAT YELLOW-JACKET: ORIGIN OF FISH AND FROGS
    • 14. THE DELUGE
    • Quadruped Myths
      • 15. THE FOURFOOTED TRIBES
      • 16. THE RABBIT GOES DUCK HUNTING
      • 17. HOW THE RABBIT STOLE THE OTTER’S COAT
      • 18. WHY THE POSSUM’S TAIL IS BARE
      • 19. HOW THE WILDCAT CAUGHT THE GOBBLER
      • 20. HOW THE TERRAPIN BEAT THE RABBIT
      • 21. THE RABBIT AND THE TAR WOLF
      • 22. THE RABBIT AND THE POSSUM AFTER A WIFE
      • 23. THE RABBIT DINES THE BEAR
      • 24. THE RABBIT ESCAPES FROM THE WOLVES
      • 25. FLINT VISITS THE RABBIT
      • 26. HOW THE DEER GOT HIS HORNS
      • 27. WHY THE DEER’S TEETH ARE BLUNT
      • 28. WHAT BECAME OF THE RABBIT
      • 29. WHY THE MINK SMELLS
      • 30. WHY THE MOLE LIVES UNDERGROUND
      • 31. THE TERRAPIN’S ESCAPE FROM THE WOLVES
      • 32. ORIGIN OF THE GROUNDHOG DANCE: THE GROUNDHOG’S HEAD
      • 33. THE MIGRATION OF THE ANIMALS
      • 34. THE WOLF’S REVENGE—THE WOLF AND THE DOG
    • 15. THE FOURFOOTED TRIBES
    • 16. THE RABBIT GOES DUCK HUNTING
    • 17. HOW THE RABBIT STOLE THE OTTER’S COAT
    • 18. WHY THE POSSUM’S TAIL IS BARE
    • 19. HOW THE WILDCAT CAUGHT THE GOBBLER
    • 20. HOW THE TERRAPIN BEAT THE RABBIT
    • 21. THE RABBIT AND THE TAR WOLF
    • 22. THE RABBIT AND THE POSSUM AFTER A WIFE
    • 23. THE RABBIT DINES THE BEAR
    • 24. THE RABBIT ESCAPES FROM THE WOLVES
    • 25. FLINT VISITS THE RABBIT
    • 26. HOW THE DEER GOT HIS HORNS
    • 27. WHY THE DEER’S TEETH ARE BLUNT
    • 28. WHAT BECAME OF THE RABBIT
    • 29. WHY THE MINK SMELLS
    • 30. WHY THE MOLE LIVES UNDERGROUND
    • 31. THE TERRAPIN’S ESCAPE FROM THE WOLVES
    • 32. ORIGIN OF THE GROUNDHOG DANCE: THE GROUNDHOG’S HEAD
    • 33. THE MIGRATION OF THE ANIMALS
    • 34. THE WOLF’S REVENGE—THE WOLF AND THE DOG
    • Bird Myths
      • 35. THE BIRD TRIBES
      • 36. THE BALL GAME OF THE BIRDS AND ANIMALS
      • 37. HOW THE TURKEY GOT HIS BEARD
      • 38. WHY THE TURKEY GOBBLES
      • 39. HOW THE KINGFISHER GOT HIS BILL
      • 40. HOW THE PARTRIDGE GOT HIS WHISTLE
      • 41. HOW THE REDBIRD GOT HIS COLOR
      • 42. THE PHEASANT BEATING CORN; ORIGIN OF THE PHEASANT DANCE
      • 43. THE RACE BETWEEN THE CRANE AND THE HUMMINGBIRD
      • 44. THE OWL GETS MARRIED
      • 45. THE HUHU GETS MARRIED
      • 46. WHY THE BUZZARD’S HEAD IS BARE
      • 47. THE EAGLE’S REVENGE
      • 48. THE HUNTER AND THE BUZZARD
    • 35. THE BIRD TRIBES
    • 36. THE BALL GAME OF THE BIRDS AND ANIMALS
    • 37. HOW THE TURKEY GOT HIS BEARD
    • 38. WHY THE TURKEY GOBBLES
    • 39. HOW THE KINGFISHER GOT HIS BILL
    • 40. HOW THE PARTRIDGE GOT HIS WHISTLE
    • 41. HOW THE REDBIRD GOT HIS COLOR
    • 42. THE PHEASANT BEATING CORN; ORIGIN OF THE PHEASANT DANCE
    • 43. THE RACE BETWEEN THE CRANE AND THE HUMMINGBIRD
    • 44. THE OWL GETS MARRIED
    • 45. THE HUHU GETS MARRIED
    • 46. WHY THE BUZZARD’S HEAD IS BARE
    • 47. THE EAGLE’S REVENGE
    • 48. THE HUNTER AND THE BUZZARD
    • Snake, Fish, and Insect Myths
      • 49. THE SNAKE TRIBE
      • 50. THE UKTENA AND THE ULÛÑSÛ′TĬ
      • 51. ÂGĂN-UNI′TSĬ’S SEARCH FOR THE UKTENA
      • 52. THE RED MAN AND THE UKTENA
      • 53. THE HUNTER AND THE UKSU′HĬ
      • 54. THE USTÛ′TLĬ
      • 55. THE UWʼTSÛÑ′TA
      • 56. THE SNAKE BOY
      • 57. THE SNAKE MAN
      • 58. THE RATTLESNAKE’S VENGEANCE
      • 59. THE SMALLER REPTILES—FISHES AND INSECTS
      • 60. WHY THE BULLFROG’S HEAD IS STRIPED
      • 61. THE BULLFROG LOVER
      • 62. THE KATYDID’S WARNING
    • 49. THE SNAKE TRIBE
    • 50. THE UKTENA AND THE ULÛÑSÛ′TĬ
    • 51. ÂGĂN-UNI′TSĬ’S SEARCH FOR THE UKTENA
    • 52. THE RED MAN AND THE UKTENA
    • 53. THE HUNTER AND THE UKSU′HĬ
    • 54. THE USTÛ′TLĬ
    • 55. THE UWʼTSÛÑ′TA
    • 56. THE SNAKE BOY
    • 57. THE SNAKE MAN
    • 58. THE RATTLESNAKE’S VENGEANCE
    • 59. THE SMALLER REPTILES—FISHES AND INSECTS
    • 60. WHY THE BULLFROG’S HEAD IS STRIPED
    • 61. THE BULLFROG LOVER
    • 62. THE KATYDID’S WARNING
    • Wonder Stories
      • 63. ÛÑTSAIYĬ′, THE GAMBLER
      • 64. THE NEST OF THE TLĂ′NUWĂ
      • 65. THE HUNTER AND THE TLĂ′NUWĂ
      • 66. UʻTLÛÑ′TĂ, THE SPEAR-FINGER
      • 67. NÛÑ′YUNU′WĬ, THE STONE MAN
      • 68. THE HUNTER IN THE DĂKWĂ′
      • 69. ATAGÂ′HĬ, THE ENCHANTED LAKE
      • 70. THE BRIDE FROM THE SOUTH
      • 71. THE ICE MAN
      • 72. THE HUNTER AND SELU
      • 73. THE UNDERGROUND PANTHERS
      • 74. THE TSUNDIGE′WĬ
      • 75. ORIGIN OF THE BEAR: THE BEAR SONGS
      • 76. THE BEAR MAN
      • 77. THE GREAT LEECH OF TLANUSI′YĬ
      • 78. THE NÛÑNĔ′HĬ AND OTHER SPIRIT FOLK
      • 79. THE REMOVED TOWNHOUSES
      • 80. THE SPIRIT DEFENDERS OF NĬKWĂSĬ′
      • 81. TSULʻKĂLÛ′, THE SLANT-EYED GIANT
      • 82. KĂNA′STA, THE LOST SETTLEMENT
      • 83. TSUWE′NĂHĬ: A LEGEND OF PILOT KNOB
      • 84. THE MAN WHO MARRIED THE THUNDER’S SISTER
      • 85. THE HAUNTED WHIRLPOOL
      • 86. YAHULA
      • 87. THE WATER CANNIBALS
    • 63. ÛÑTSAIYĬ′, THE GAMBLER
    • 64. THE NEST OF THE TLĂ′NUWĂ
    • 65. THE HUNTER AND THE TLĂ′NUWĂ
    • 66. UʻTLÛÑ′TĂ, THE SPEAR-FINGER
    • 67. NÛÑ′YUNU′WĬ, THE STONE MAN
    • 68. THE HUNTER IN THE DĂKWĂ′
    • 69. ATAGÂ′HĬ, THE ENCHANTED LAKE
    • 70. THE BRIDE FROM THE SOUTH
    • 71. THE ICE MAN
    • 72. THE HUNTER AND SELU
    • 73. THE UNDERGROUND PANTHERS
    • 74. THE TSUNDIGE′WĬ
    • 75. ORIGIN OF THE BEAR: THE BEAR SONGS
    • 76. THE BEAR MAN
    • 77. THE GREAT LEECH OF TLANUSI′YĬ
    • 78. THE NÛÑNĔ′HĬ AND OTHER SPIRIT FOLK
    • 79. THE REMOVED TOWNHOUSES
    • 80. THE SPIRIT DEFENDERS OF NĬKWĂSĬ′
    • 81. TSULʻKĂLÛ′, THE SLANT-EYED GIANT
    • 82. KĂNA′STA, THE LOST SETTLEMENT
    • 83. TSUWE′NĂHĬ: A LEGEND OF PILOT KNOB
    • 84. THE MAN WHO MARRIED THE THUNDER’S SISTER
    • 85. THE HAUNTED WHIRLPOOL
    • 86. YAHULA
    • 87. THE WATER CANNIBALS
    • Historical Traditions
      • 88. FIRST CONTACT WITH WHITES
      • 89. THE IROQUOIS WARS
      • 90. HIADEONI, THE SENECA
      • 91. THE TWO MOHAWKS
      • 92. ESCAPE OF THE SENECA BOYS
      • 93. THE UNSEEN HELPERS
      • 94. HATCINOÑDOÑ’S ESCAPE FROM THE CHEROKEE
      • 95. HEMP-CARRIER
      • 96. THE SENECA PEACEMAKERS
      • 97. ORIGIN OF THE YONTOÑWISAS DANCE
      • 98. GAʼNA’S ADVENTURES AMONG THE CHEROKEE
      • 99. THE SHAWANO WARS
      • 100. THE RAID ON TĬKWĂLI′TSĬ
      • 101. THE LAST SHAWANO INVASION
      • 102. THE FALSE WARRIORS OF CHILHOWEE
      • 103. COWEE TOWN
      • 104. THE EASTERN TRIBES
      • 105. THE SOUTHERN AND WESTERN TRIBES
      • 106. THE GIANTS FROM THE WEST
      • 107. THE LOST CHEROKEE
      • 108. THE MASSACRE OF THE ANI′-KUTA′NĬ
      • 109. THE WAR MEDICINE
      • 110. INCIDENTS OF PERSONAL HEROISM
      • 111. THE MOUNDS AND THE CONSTANT FIRE: THE OLD SACRED THINGS
    • 88. FIRST CONTACT WITH WHITES
    • 89. THE IROQUOIS WARS
    • 90. HIADEONI, THE SENECA
    • 91. THE TWO MOHAWKS
    • 92. ESCAPE OF THE SENECA BOYS
    • 93. THE UNSEEN HELPERS
    • 94. HATCINOÑDOÑ’S ESCAPE FROM THE CHEROKEE
    • 95. HEMP-CARRIER
    • 96. THE SENECA PEACEMAKERS
    • 97. ORIGIN OF THE YONTOÑWISAS DANCE
    • 98. GAʼNA’S ADVENTURES AMONG THE CHEROKEE
    • 99. THE SHAWANO WARS
    • 100. THE RAID ON TĬKWĂLI′TSĬ
    • 101. THE LAST SHAWANO INVASION
    • 102. THE FALSE WARRIORS OF CHILHOWEE
    • 103. COWEE TOWN
    • 104. THE EASTERN TRIBES
    • 105. THE SOUTHERN AND WESTERN TRIBES
    • 106. THE GIANTS FROM THE WEST
    • 107. THE LOST CHEROKEE
    • 108. THE MASSACRE OF THE ANI′-KUTA′NĬ
    • 109. THE WAR MEDICINE
    • 110. INCIDENTS OF PERSONAL HEROISM
    • 111. THE MOUNDS AND THE CONSTANT FIRE: THE OLD SACRED THINGS
    • Miscellaneous Myths and Legends
      • 112. THE IGNORANT HOUSEKEEPER
      • 113. THE MAN IN THE STUMP
      • 114. TWO LAZY HUNTERS
      • 115. THE TWO OLD MEN
      • 116. THE STAR FEATHERS
      • 117. THE MOTHER BEAR’S SONG
      • 118. BABY SONG, TO PLEASE THE CHILDREN
      • 119. WHEN BABIES ARE BORN: THE WREN AND THE CRICKET
      • 120. THE RAVEN MOCKER
      • 121. HERBERT’S SPRING
      • 122. LOCAL LEGENDS OF NORTH CAROLINA
      • 123. LOCAL LEGENDS OF SOUTH CAROLINA
      • 124. LOCAL LEGENDS OF TENNESSEE
      • 125. LOCAL LEGENDS OF GEORGIA
      • 126. PLANT LORE
    • 112. THE IGNORANT HOUSEKEEPER
    • 113. THE MAN IN THE STUMP
    • 114. TWO LAZY HUNTERS
    • 115. THE TWO OLD MEN
    • 116. THE STAR FEATHERS
    • 117. THE MOTHER BEAR’S SONG
    • 118. BABY SONG, TO PLEASE THE CHILDREN
    • 119. WHEN BABIES ARE BORN: THE WREN AND THE CRICKET
    • 120. THE RAVEN MOCKER
    • 121. HERBERT’S SPRING
    • 122. LOCAL LEGENDS OF NORTH CAROLINA
    • 123. LOCAL LEGENDS OF SOUTH CAROLINA
    • 124. LOCAL LEGENDS OF TENNESSEE
    • 125. LOCAL LEGENDS OF GEORGIA
    • 126. PLANT LORE
  • NOTES AND PARALLELS TO MYTHS
  • GLOSSARY OF CHEROKEE WORDS
  • INDEX TO PART 1
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • H
    • I
    • J
    • K
    • L
    • M
    • N
    • O
    • P
    • Q
    • R
    • S
    • T
    • U
    • V
    • W
    • X
    • Y
    • Z
  • Colophon
    • Availability
    • Encoding
    • Revision History
    • External References
    • Corrections
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