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Myths of the CHEROKEE and Sacred Formulas of the CHEROKEES

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By: James Mooney, Pub. 1901, reprinted 2023, 726 pages, Index, Ebook, ISBN #978-1-63914-303-0.  Thye author is recognized as the foremost student of Cherokee lore.  This book is considered the most comprehensive and authoritative handbook on the folklore, religion, and myths of the largest tribe of North American aborigines.  Together these two monographs constitute the finest first-hand study of the Cherokee.  This book is not a formal history.  It does contain an historical sketch of more than 200 pages.  The sketch is followed by the 126 myths, which illustrate how important a part their mythology is to their history.