Hamel, Paul B.. Cherokee plants and their uses: a 400 year history

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Cherokee plants and their uses: a 400 year history

Published By: Original publisher Sylva, N. C.: Herald Pub. Co.. 1975. ix, 207 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Paul B. Hamel & Mary U. Chiltoskey

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Cherokee (NN08)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Flora (137); Diet (262); Pharmaceuticals (278); Bodily injuries (752); Medical therapy (757); Ethnobotany (824);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This work examines Cherokee knowledge and use of plants over the past 400 years. The bulk of the data on Cherokee ethnobotany in this document comes from information collected by Chiltoskey over a thirty year period from residents of Cherokee, North Carolina. The first part of this work examines different spheres of historic and contemporary Cherokee society -- religion, medicine, social activities and daily life - and the role and use of plants in each sphere. The discussion of the different spheres of Cherokee society is at the general level and not especially informative; the interested reader should refer to more authoritative sources. The second part of this work is an extensive list of plants known to the historic and contemporary Cherokee and the medicinal, food and other uses made of each. Also included is an index to the plants discussed.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 3

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. nn08-003

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 64-65) and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Unknown-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Gerald Reid ; John Beierle ; 1987

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1540-1973

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) 'Qualla Boundary' [Cherokee Indian Reservation], North Carolina, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Cherokee Indians


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