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Conversations with the High Priest of Coosa

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This book begins where the reach of archaeology and history ends, writes Charles Hudson. Grounded in careful research, this extraordinary work imaginatively brings to life the sixteenth-century world of the Coosa, a native people whose territory stretched across the Southeast, encompassing much of present-day Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama.

Cast as a series of conversations between Domingo de la Anunciaci¹n, a real-life Spanish priest who traveled to the Coosa chiefdom around 1559, and the Raven, a fictional tribal elder, Conversations with the High Priest of Coosa attempts to reconstruct the worldview of the Indians of the late prehistoric Southeast. Mediating the exchange between the two men is Teresa, a character modeled on a Coosa woman captured some twenty years earlier by the Hernando de Soto expedition and taken to Mexico, where she learned Spanish and became a Christian convert.

Through story and legend, the Raven teaches Anunciaci¹n about the rituals, traditions, and culture of the Coosa. He tells of how the Coosa world came to be and recounts tales of the birds and animals--real and mythical--that share that world. From these engaging conversations emerges a fascinating glimpse inside the Coosa belief system and an enhanced understanding of the native people who inhabited the ancient South.

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This book depicts the world of the Coosa, a native tribe that dominated the ridge and valley area of eastern Tennessee, northwestern Georgia, and northeastern Alabama in the 1500s and that is believed to have eventually become the Creek. Beginning with all that is currently known about the beliefs, traditions, and culture of the Coosa, Hudson weaves this into a series of fictionalized conversations between a real-life Spanish priest (who actually did travel to Coosa territory in 1560) and a fictional Coosa priest.

About the Author

Charles M. Hudson is Franklin Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and History at the University of Georgia in Athens. His previous books include Knights of Spain, Warriors of the Sun: Hernando de Soto and the South's Ancient Chiefdoms.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807854211
Author:
Hudson, Charles M.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Spaniards
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Mississippian culture
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Coosa Indians
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
ethnography; belief system; chiefdom of Coosa; eastern Tennessee; northwestern Georgia; northeastern Alabama; Domingo de la Anunciacion; Dominican priest; Hernando de Soto; Coosa Indians; mythic representations; witchcraft; posketa; green corn ceremony; a
Subject:
ethnography; belief system; chiefdom of Coosa; eastern Tennessee; northwestern Georgia; northeastern Alabama; Domingo de la Anunciacion; Dominican priest; Hernando de Soto; Coosa Indians; mythic representations; witchcraft; posketa; green corn ceremony; a
Subject:
ethnography; belief system; chiefdom of Coosa; eastern Tennessee; northwestern Georgia; northeastern Alabama; Domingo de la Anunciacion; Dominican priest; Hernando de Soto; Coosa Indians; mythic representations; witchcraft; posketa; green corn ceremony; a
Subject:
ethnography; belief system; chiefdom of Coosa; eastern Tennessee; northwestern Georgia; northeastern Alabama; Domingo de la Anunciacion; Dominican priest; Hernando de Soto; Coosa Indians; mythic representations; witchcraft; posketa; green corn ceremony; a
Subject:
ethnography; belief system; chiefdom of Coosa; eastern Tennessee; northwestern Georgia; northeastern Alabama; Domingo de la Anunciacion; Dominican priest; Hernando de Soto; Coosa Indians; mythic representations; witchcraft; posketa; green corn ceremony; a
Subject:
ethnography; belief system; chiefdom of Coosa; eastern Tennessee; northwestern Georgia; northeastern Alabama; Domingo de la Anunciacion; Dominican priest; Hernando de Soto; Coosa Indians; mythic representations; witchcraft; posketa; green corn ceremony; a
Subject:
ethnography; belief system; chiefdom of Coosa; eastern Tennessee; northwestern Georgia; northeastern Alabama; Domingo de la Anunciacion; Dominican priest; Hernando de Soto; Coosa Indians; mythic representations; witchcraft; posketa; green corn ceremony; a
Subject:
ethnography; belief system; chiefdom of Coosa; eastern Tennessee; northwestern Georgia; northeastern Alabama; Domingo de la Anunciacion; Dominican priest; Hernando de Soto; Coosa Indians; mythic representations; witchcraft; posketa; green corn ceremony; a
Subject:
ethnography; belief system; chiefdom of Coosa; eastern Tennessee; northwestern Georgia; northeastern Alabama; Domingo de la Anunciacion; Dominican priest; Hernando de Soto; Coosa Indians; mythic representations; witchcraft; posketa; green corn ceremony; a
Subject:
ethnography; belief system; chiefdom of Coosa; eastern Tennessee; northwestern Georgia; northeastern Alabama; Domingo de la Anunciacion; Dominican priest; Hernando de Soto; Coosa Indians; mythic representations; witchcraft; posketa; green corn ceremony; a
Subject:
ethnography; belief system; chiefdom of Coosa; eastern Tennessee; northwestern Georgia; northeastern Alabama; Domingo de la Anunciacion; Dominican priest; Hernando de Soto; Coosa Indians; mythic representations; witchcraft; posketa; green corn ceremony; a
Subject:
ethnography; belief system; chiefdom of Coosa; eastern Tennessee; northwestern Georgia; northeastern Alabama; Domingo de la Anunciacion; Dominican priest; Hernando de Soto; Coosa Indians; mythic representations; witchcraft; posketa; green corn ceremony; a
Subject:
ethnography; belief system; chiefdom of Coosa; eastern Tennessee; northwestern Georgia; northeastern Alabama; Domingo de la Anunciacion; Dominican priest; Hernando de Soto; Coosa Indians; mythic representations; witchcraft; posketa; green corn ceremony; a
Subject:
Ethnography
Subject:
belief system
Subject:
chiefdom of Coosa
Subject:
eastern Tennessee
Subject:
northwestern Georgia
Subject:
northeastern Alabama
Subject:
Domingo de la Anunciacion
Subject:
Dominican priest
Subject:
Hernando de Soto
Subject:
mythic representations
Subject:
Witchcraft
Subject:
posketa
Subject:
green corn ceremony
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Native Americans
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Subject:
chiefdom
Subject:
of Coosa
Copyright:
Series Volume:
233/00
Publication Date:
April 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » Native American » Southeast
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » US History » General

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"Synopsis" by , This book depicts the world of the Coosa, a native tribe that dominated the ridge and valley area of eastern Tennessee, northwestern Georgia, and northeastern Alabama in the 1500s and that is believed to have eventually become the Creek. Beginning with all that is currently known about the beliefs, traditions, and culture of the Coosa, Hudson weaves this into a series of fictionalized conversations between a real-life Spanish priest (who actually did travel to Coosa territory in 1560) and a fictional Coosa priest.
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