McLoughlin, William Gerald. The Cherokee Ghost Dance movement of 1811-1813

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

Title: The Cherokee Ghost Dance movement of 1811-1813

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The Cherokee ghost dance : essays on the Southeastern Indians, 1789-1861,

Published By: Original publisher The Cherokee ghost dance : essays on the Southeastern Indians, 1789-1861, [Macon, Ga.]: Mercer. 1984. 111-151 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by William G. McLoughlin with Walter H. Conser, Jr. and Virginia Duffy McLoughlin

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2019. 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 Acculturation and culture contact (177); Sociocultural trends (178); Political movements (668); Revelation and divination (787); Prophets and ascetics (792); Missions (797);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This essay attempts to coordinate the few documentary accounts that are available concerning the Cherokee movement known as the 'Ghost Dance' and to match them with models that A .F .C. Wallace, Peter Worsley, and Kenelm Burridge have devised to delineate such movements. The accounts presented here vary greatly both in their details and in the interpretations they place on the movement. Although the Cherokee Ghost Dance movement was clearly a traditionalist revival resulting from the grave psychosocial stress of the years 1789-1810, it can also be seen as a celebration of the Cherokee victory over the efforts to remove them from their homeland in 1808-1810. From this victory they achieved a new sense of unity and national pride. In addition the rumors of war in the West, natural catastrophes such as earthquakes and the wondrous sign of the comet of 1811, all contributed to this many-sided movement (pp. 111-112).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 45

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. nn08-045

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

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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 Historian-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 2006

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1811-1813

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) North Carolina, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Cherokee Indians

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