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THE CHEROKEE GHOST DANCE MOVEMENT OF 1811-1813 We shall probably never know much about the Cherokee religious revival of 18111813 , which James Mooney labeled a " Ghost Dance ” movement . Mooney was commissioned to write a definitive ...

Author: William Gerald McLoughlin

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 0865541280

Category: History

Page: 512

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Chapter 11 Fighting against Civilization: Ghost Dance Movements in Cherokee History Most Americans are now aware that what is called "the last of the Indian battles" at Wounded Knee in 1890 was really a slaughter of men, women, ...

Author: William G. McLoughlin

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820331386

Category: History

Page: 366

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In The Cherokees and Christianity, William G. McLoughlin examines how the process of religious acculturation worked within the Cherokee Nation during the nineteenth century. More concerned with Cherokee "Christianization" than Cherokee "civilization," these eleven essays cover the various stages of cultural confrontation with Christian imperialism. The first section of the book explores the reactions of the Cherokee to the inevitable clash between Christian missionaries and their own religious leaders, as well as their many and varied responses to slavery. In part two, McLoughlin explores the crucial problem of racism that divided the southern part of North America into red, white and black long before 1776 and considers the ways in which the Cherokees either adapted Christianity to their own needs or rejected it as inimical to their identity.

Among the Cherokee, and probably also among the Creek, it was believed that there would be a terrible hailstorm, ... French, and Spaniards; while the Americans, on the contrary, “are not my children, but the children of the evil spirit.

Author: James Mooney

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486143330

Category: History

Page: 576

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Classic of American anthropology explores messianic cult behind Indian resistance, from Pontiac to the 1890s. Extremely detailed and thorough. Originally published in 1896 by the Bureau of American Ethnology. 38 plates, 49 other illustrations.
2012-08-15 By James Mooney

Among the Cherokee , and probably also among the Creek , it was believed that there would be a terrible hailstorm , which would ... while the Americans , on the contrary , " are not my children , but the children of the evil spirit .

Author: James Mooney


ISBN: STANFORD:36105048891043

Category: Dakota Indians

Page: 496

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1896 By James Mooney

Wovoka and the Ghost Dance. His text is a wealth of primary source data: he recorded songs, oral histories, and reports. This Bison Books edition also has a photo gallery of Mooney's material collection showing an Arapaho Ghost Shirt, ...

Author: Patrick Russell LeBeau

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313352713

Category: History

Page: 376

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Presents one hundred term paper topics regarding American Indian history, from their relationships with early explorers to American legal disputes and battles, and modern civil rights activities.

This excitement among the Cherokee is noted at some length in the Cherokee Advocate of November 16 , 1844 , published at ... They were also instructed to dance naked , with their bodies painted and with the warclub in their hands .

Author: James Mooney

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803281773

Category: History

Page: 568

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Responding to the rapid spread of the Ghost Dance among tribes of the western United States in the early 1890s, James Mooney set out to describe and understand the phenomenon. He visited Wovoka, the Ghost Dance prophet, at his home in Nevada and traced the progress of the Ghost Dance from place to place, describing the ritual and recording the distinctive song lyrics of seven separate tribes. His classic work (first published in 1896 and here reprinted in its entirety for the first time) includes succinct cultural and historical introductions to each of those tribal groups and depicts the Ghost Dance among the Sioux, the fears it raised of an Indian outbreak, and the military occupation of the Sioux reservations culminating in the tragedy at Wounded Knee. Seeking to demonstrate that the Ghost Dance was a legitimate religious movement, Mooney prefaced his study with a historical survey of comparable millenarian movements among other American Indian groups. In addition to his work on the Ghost Dance, James Mooney is best remembered for his extraordinarily detailed studies of the Cherokee Indians of the Southeast and the Kiowa and other tribes of the southern plains, and for his advocacy of American Indian religious freedom.
1991-01-01 By James Mooney

10, 1811, Records of the Moravian Mission among the Indians of North America, Moravian Archives, Winston- Salem, NC, quoted in William G. McLoughlin, “The Cherokee Ghost Dance Movement of 1811–1813,” in idem., ed., The Cherokee Ghost ...

Author: John Howard Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780197533741

Category: History

Page: 397

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"The End is near! This phrase, so well known in the contemporary United States, invokes images of manic self-proclaimed prophets of doom standing on street corners shouting their warnings and predictions to amused or indifferent passers-by. However, such proclamations have long been a feature of the American cultural landscape, and were never exclusively the domain of wild-eyed fanatics. A Dream of Judgment Day describes the origins and development of American apocalypticism and millennialism from the beginnings of English colonization of North America in the early 1600s through the formation of the United States and its travails in the nineteenth century. It explores the reasons why varieties of millennialism are an essential component of American exceptionalism, and focuses upon the nation's early history to better establish how millennialism and apocalypticism are the keys to understanding early American history and religious identity. This sweeping history of eschatological thought in early America encompasses not just traditional and non-traditional Christian beliefs in the end of the world, but also how American Indians and African Americans have likewise been influenced by, and expressed, those beliefs in unique ways"--

Mercer University Press, 1984), 73-110 (hereafter referred to as McLoughlin, Cherokee Ghost Dance). 41. Thurman Wilkins, Cherokee Tragedy: The Ridge Family and the Decimation of a People (New York: Macmillan, 1970), 253. 42.

Author: Theda Perdue

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820327167

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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On the southern frontier in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, European men--including traders, soldiers, and government agents--sometimes married Native women. Children of these unions were known by whites as "half-breeds." The Indian societies into which they were born, however, had no corresponding concepts of race or "blood." Moreover, counter to European customs and laws, Native lineage was traced through the mother only. No familial status or rights stemmed from the father. "Mixed Blood" Indians looks at a fascinating array of such birth- and kin-related issues as they were alternately misunderstood and astutely exploited by both Native and European cultures. Theda Perdue discusses the assimilation of non-Indians into Native societies, their descendants' participation in tribal life, and the white cultural assumptions conveyed in the designation "mixed blood." In addition to unions between European men and Native women, Perdue also considers the special cases arising from the presence of white women and African men and women in Indian society. From the colonial through the early national era, "mixed bloods" were often in the middle of struggles between white expansionism and Native cultural survival. That these "half-breeds" often resisted appeals to their "civilized" blood helped foster an enduring image of Natives as fickle allies of white politicians, missionaries, and entrepreneurs. "Mixed Blood" Indians rereads a number of early writings to show us the Native outlook on these misperceptions and to make clear that race is too simple a measure of their--or any peoples'--motives.
2010-01-25 By Theda Perdue

In The Cherokee Ghost Dance: Essays on the Southeastern Indians, 1789–1861, 215–239. Edited by William G. McLoughlin, Walter H. Conser Jr., and Virginia Duffy McLoughlin. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1984.

Author: Susan M. Abram

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817318758

Category: History

Page: 241

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Forging a Cherokee-American Alliance in the Creek War explores how the Creek War of 1813-1814 not only affected Creek Indians but also acted as a catalyst for deep cultural and political transformation within the society of the United States' Cherokee allies.
2015-11-15 By Susan M. Abram

In Cherokee Ghost Dance, by William G. McLoughlin with Walter H. Conser Jr. and Virginia Duffy McLoughlin, 385–93. ———. “The Cherokee Ghost Dance Movement, 1811–1813.” In Cherokee Ghost Dance, 111–35. ———. Cherokee Renascence in the New ...

Author: Joshua David Bellin

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812240344

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 273

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From the 1820s to the 1930s, Christian missionaries and federal agents launched a continent-wide assault against Indian sacred dance, song, ceremony, and healing ritual in an attempt to transform Indian peoples into American citizens. In spite of this century-long religious persecution, Native peoples continued to perform their sacred traditions and resist the foreign religions imposed on them, as well as to develop new practices that partook of both. At the same time, some whites began to explore Indian performance with interest, and even to promote Indian sacred traditions as a source of power for their own society. The varieties of Indian performance played a formative role in American culture and identity during a critical phase in the nation's development. In Medicine Bundle, Joshua David Bellin examines the complex issues surrounding Indian sacred performance in its manifold and intimate relationships with texts and images by both Indians and whites. From the paintings of George Catlin, the traveling showman who exploited Indian ceremonies for the entertainment of white audiences, to the autobiography of Black Elk, the Lakota holy man whose long life included stints as a dancer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, a supplicant in the Ghost Dance movement, and a catechist in the Catholic Church, Bellin reframes American literature, culture, and identity as products of encounter with diverse performance traditions. Like the traditional medicine bundle of sacred objects bound together for ritual purposes, Indian performance and the performance of Indianness by whites and Indians alike are joined in a powerful intercultural knot.