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Traditionally, the Cherokees dance to ensure individual health and social welfare. According to legend, the dance songs bequeathed to them by the Stone Coat monster will assuage all the ills of life that the monster brought. Winter dance (including the Booger Dance, which expresses the Cherokees anxiety at the white invasion) are to be given only during times of frost, lest they affect the growth of vegetation by attracting cold and death. The summer dance (the Green Corn Ceremony and the Ballplayers Dance) are associated with crops and vegetation. Other dances are purely for social intercourse and entertainment or are prompted by specific events in the community.

When it was first published in 1951, this description of the dances of a conservative Eastern Cherokee band was hailed as a scholarly contribution that could not be duplicated, Frank G. Speak and Leonard Broom had achieved the close and sustained interaction that very best ethnological fieldwork requires. Their principal informant, will West Long, upheld the unbroken ceremonial tradition of the Big Cove band, near Cherokee, North Carolina.

About the Author

The late Frank G. Speck, a distinguished American ethnographer, was associated with the University of Pennsylvania throughout his academic life. Leonard Broom has conducted research chiefly on ethnic and racial minorities and no social mobility and stratification. He is Professor Emeritus in the Institute of Advanced Studies of the Australian National University, Canberra, and Research Associate in Sociology in the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806125800
With:
Broom, Leonard
Author:
Broom, Leonard
Author:
Speck, Frank G.
Author:
Long, Will West
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Location:
Norman :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Dance - Folk
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Indian dance
Subject:
Cherokee dance.
Subject:
Indian dance -- North Carolina.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Theater - Playwriting
Subject:
Dance-World and Ethnic
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st pbk. printing.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
The Civilization of the American Indian series ;
Series Volume:
no. 196[v. 163]
Publication Date:
19930931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 bandw illus., 12 figures
Pages:
138
Dimensions:
8.27x5.45x.49 in. .44 lbs.

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