Source:Mooney, James. Myths of the Cherokee

Source Myths of the Cherokee
Author Mooney, James
Place Virginia, United States
Mississippi, United States
Kentucky, United States
South Carolina, United States
Missouri, United States
West Virginia, United States
Texas, United States
Arkansas, United States
Florida, United States
Alabama, United States
Georgia, United States
Louisiana, United States
North Carolina, United States
Tennessee, United States
Year range 1650 - 1900
Subject Ethnic/Cultural
Ethnicity / Culture Native American
Publication information
Type Book
Publisher Printed at the Riverside Press
Date issued 1888
Place issued Cambridge, Massachusetts
Mooney, James. Myths of the Cherokee. (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Printed at the Riverside Press, 1888).
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University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Book Description

"The Cherokee are a people from North America, who at the time of European contact in the seventeenth century, inhabited what is now the Eastern and Southeastern United States. Most were forcibly moved westward to the Ozark Plateau. They were one of the tribes referred to as the Five Civilized Tribes. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, they are the most numerous of the 563 federally recognized Native American tribes in the United States." (Quote from

About the Author

"James Mooney (1861-1921) was an American anthropologist who lived for several years among the Cherokee. He was born at Richmond, Indiana. In 1885 he became connected with the Bureau of American Ethnology at Washington, D.C. He compiled a tribal list containing 3,000 titles. His most notable work was his ethnographic study of the Ghost Dance, a widespread religious movement among various Native American culture groups that ended in 1890 with a bloody massacre of Lakota people at Wounded Knee, South Dakota." (Quote from

Usage Tips

  • Title: Myths of the Cherokee
  • Author: James Mooney
  • Year: 1900
  • Pages: 303
  • ISBN: 978-1-60506-887-9
  • OCLC Number: 39982772
  • Notes: "Reprinted from the Journal of American Folk-Lore, No. 2, July-Sept., 1888"
  • Description: p. [97]-108.
  • Series Title: Native Americans reference collection, pt. 1, reel 15, fr. 137

Book may be ordered through the nearest Family History Center under 1597943 Item 1.

Forgotten Books reprinted edition (2008) may be read on-line at Google Books.

Link to the Cherokee Heritage Project Page