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Writing AppalachiaAn Anthology$
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Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178790

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.001.0001

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Cherokee Narratives

Cherokee Narratives

Chapter:
(p.3) Cherokee Narratives
Source:
(p.iii) Writing Appalachia
Author(s):
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.003.0001

Native American oral literature, such as that of the Cherokee, is Appalachia’s earliest literary tradition. The Cherokee themselves date their arrival in southern Appalachia to several thousand years ago, and some Cherokee origination stories state that the people have always lived here. The Cherokee language is part of the Algonquian language family, which may explain the parallels between Cherokee creation accounts and those of the Iroquois and Ojibwe in the Northeast....

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