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16395
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Cherokee myth proffers its own justifications for the peculiarities of individual animal species. The Cherokee myths are closely akin to other \"just-so\" stories in that the animals individual peculiarities result from a mutation of the animal from an existing condition to a condition which is altered. The Cherokee myths deviate in that the animals in the Cherokee myths are not the same animals that exist on earth today, the mythic animals of the Cherokee being larger and more neatly perfect than their contemporaries, and being organized socially and politically like the Cherokee nation.
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29104
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A fragment of the Cherokee migration story presented to Alexander Long in 1717 is provided and then analyzed. The story’s explanation of the Cherokee migration seems unlikely from a contemporary perspective because of claims about their ancient writing system, their diet, and a migration pattern from east to west. All of these seem unlikely for various reasons, but the author focuses on the migration pattern. However, when considered the geography in the tale from a different perspective, this could be an account of an Indian crossing from Northeast Asia into northwestern North America.
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29103
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This article is meant as a follow-up to the “Judaculla Rock” article by Hiram C. Wilburn in Southern Indian Studies, Volume 4, pages 19-21. The article addresses the geographical locations of Judaculla Rock and other natural features and tries to explain the meanings of these natural features and objects. These natural features and objects are related to the Cherokee mythical creature or character Judaculla. The mythology of the Judaculla is also explained.
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29102
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The author attempts to explain Judaculla Rock and its petroglyphs. The rock is believed to be of Cherokee origin and is located in Cullowhee, Jackson County, North Carolina. An explanation of the mythical Cherokee character Judaculla or Tsul-ka-lu is first described. The author then follows by explaining that he believes the rock is a picture-map of the battle of Tal-i-wa fought in 1755. Evidence for his theory is provided.