9780807827536

Conversations With the High Priest of Coosa

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  • ISBN13:

    9780807827536

  • ISBN10:

    0807827533

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-04-01
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Pr
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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Acknowledgments xix
A Letter 1(6)
The Coming of the Nokfilaki
7(7)
The Contest between the Four-footeds and the Flyers
14(6)
More Animal Stories
20(10)
Rabbit
30(8)
Master of Breath and the Great Ones
38(14)
Sun, Corn Woman, Lucky Hunter, and the Twosome
52(20)
Horned Serpent, the Clans, and the Origin of Bears
72(14)
The Vengeance of Animals, the Friendship of Plants, and the Anger of the Sun
86(11)
Divination, Sorcery, and Witches
97(23)
Sun Chief and Sun Woman
120(14)
Tastanake and the Ball Game
134(11)
Everyday Life Is Their Book
145(7)
Posketa
152(24)
The Last Conversation
176(13)
A Note on the Spelling of Creek Words 189(2)
Sources 191(24)
Illustration Credits 215(4)
Index 219

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