Living Stories of the Cherokee
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Living Stories of the Cherokee by Barbara R. Duncan
Book DescriptionThis remarkable book, the first major new collection of Cherokee stories published in nearly a hundred years, presents seventy-two traditional and contemporary tales from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina. It features stories told by Davey Arch, Robert Bushyhead, Edna Chekelelee, Marie Junaluska, Kathi Smith Littlejohn, and Freeman Owle--six Cherokee storytellers who learned their art and their stories from family and community. The tales gathered here include animal stories, creation myths, legends, and ghost stories as well as family tales and stories about such events in Cherokee history as the Trail of Tears. Taken together, they demonstrate that storytelling is a living, vital tradition. As new stories are added and old stories are changed or forgotten, Cherokee storytelling grows and evolves. In an introductory essay, Barbara Duncan writes about the Cherokee storytelling tradition and explains the "oral poetics" style in which the stories are presented. This format effectively conveys the rhythmic, oral quality of the living storytelling tradition, allowing the reader to "hear" the voice of the storyteller. |Six celebrated Eastern Cherokee storytellers present 72 traditional and contemporary tales, including animal stories, ghost stories, histories, and legends. The first major collection of Cherokee stories in nearly a century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780807847190
(235mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date: 30-Jun-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Barbara R. Duncan
Origin of the Milky Way and Other Living Stories of the Cherokee, Paperback (December 2008)
Cherokee people have lived in the Great Smoky Mountains for thousands of years. During all this time, they have told stories to each other to explain how things came to be, to pass on lessons about life, and to describe the mountains, animals, plants, and spirits around them. This book collects 26 of these stories that are suitable for kids.
Cherokee Heritage Trails Guidebook, Paperback (April 2003)» View all books by Barbara R. Duncan
This guidebook offers a journey into the lands and culture of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in the mountains of North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. Introducing the vibrant world of Cherokee heritage, it is organized around seven geographical hubs of the original Cherokee homeland.
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Author Biography - Barbara R. Duncan
Barbara R. Duncan is education director at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee, North Carolina. She collected and edited the original Living Stories of the Cherokee and co-authored The Cherokee Heritage Trails Guidebook (both from the University of North Carolina Press).
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