Cherokee Myths and Legends
This new book shares 30 myths and legends of the Eastern Cherokee, with important details providing a culturally and historically accurate context. Author Terry Norton of Rock Hill, S.C., gives background information within each story, so the reader may avoid reliance on endnotes and glossaries and experience the stories more as their original audiences would have. The stories are divided into five categories: Origins, Killing The Great Monsters, Supernatural and Animal Adversaries and Helpers, and Legends of History by and About The Cherokee. Stories include "Corn and Game," "Disease and Medicine," "The Great Hawks," "The Raven Mockers," "Legends of Pilot Knob" and "False Warriors." Published by McFarland in Jefferson. Softcover, 232 pages, $35.