Snowbird Cherokees: People of Persistence by Sharlotte NeelySnowbird Cherokees: People of Persistence by Sharlotte Neely

Snowbird Cherokees: People of Persistence

bySharlotte Neely

Paperback | September 1, 1993

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This is the first ethnographic study of Snowbird, North Carolina, a remote mountain community of Cherokees who are regarded as simultaneously the most traditional and the most adaptive members of the entire tribe. Through historical research, contemporary fieldwork, and situational analysis, Sharlotte Neely explains the Snowbird paradox and portrays the inhabitants' daily lives and culture. At the core of her study are detailed examinations of two expressions of Snowbird's cultural self-awareness-its ongoing struggle for fair political representation on the tribal council and its yearly Trail of Tears Singing, a gathering point for all North Carolina and Oklahoma Cherokees concerned with cultural conservation.
Sharlotte Neely is a professor of anthropology at Northern Kentucky University.
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Title:Snowbird Cherokees: People of PersistenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9 × 6.03 × 0.47 inPublished:September 1, 1993Publisher:University Of Georgia Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0820315753

ISBN - 13:9780820315751

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This is the first ethnographic study of Snowbird, North Carolina, a remote mountain community of Cherokees who are regarded as simultaneously the most traditional and the most adaptive members of the entire tribe. Through historical research, contemporary fieldwork, and situational analysis, Sharlotte Neely explains the Snowbird paradox and portrays the inhabitants' daily lives and culture. At the core of her study are detailed examinations of two expressions of Snowbird's cultural self-awareness--its ongoing struggle for fair political representation on the tribal council and its yearly Trail of Tears Singing, a gathering point for all North Carolina and Oklahoma Cherokees concerned with cultural conservation.

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Neely presents a thoughtful, readable study of a harmonious people coping with the pressures of preserving their traditions and adapting to change.

- Atlanta Journal-Constitution