Anetso, the Cherokee ball game : at the center of ceremony and identity /

A precursor to lacrosse, anetso, a centuries-old Cherokee ball game still played today, is a vigorous sport that rewards speed, strength, and agility. It is also the focus of several linked ritual activities. Zogry argues that members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Nation continue to perform select...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Zogry, Michael J., 1966-
Format: eBook
Published: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2010.
Series:First peoples (2010)
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Tadatse anetsodui (Go and play ball with them): anetso in the Cherokee narrative tradition
  • Hani! (Here!): anetso as an enduring symbol of cultural identity in an era of great change (1799-1838)
  • Ahaquo! (Still there!): the anetso ceremonial complex
  • Tseduga! (Pass it to me!): performing the Cherokee ball game in the twentieth century
  • Woye! (Foul!): theory and the meaning of anetso.