Interviews and essays by and with Cherokees from the Qualla Boundary in Cherokee, North Carolina, next to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This book is the product of many writers, each of whom deals with a different aspect of Cherokee life, not having researched the topics, but having lived them. It is not intended to be a scholarly work. It is a living testament for future scholars to analyze. If the interviews are ungrammatical, then that is the way the people involved speak. The incoherence of certain dance descriptions, recipes, and folk tales, is also deliberate. The old people who are the keepers of longheld traditions wish to share only prt of their knowledge: the rest, they say, must remain within the tribe...
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