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Myth Keeper of the Cherokees

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James Mooney of the U.S. Bureau of American Ethnology visited the Cherokee in 1877. He met one Cherokee named Swimmer who had hid in the North Carolina mountains during the Cherokee's forced migration. Swimmer became a tribal doctor, priest, and keeper of traditions. He also severed in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Swimmer's manuscript, compiled by Mooney, is one of the best looks into Cherokee cultural traditions.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 51 Issue 8, Jan 1984, p32, por