The Gatigwanasti Manuscript

Further inquiry elicited the names of several others who might be supposed to have such papers. Before leaving a visit was paid to one of these, a young man named Wilnoti, whose father, Gatigwanasti, had been during his lifetime a prominent shaman, regarded as a man of superior intelligence. Wilnoti, who is a professing Christian,



Cherokee Formula for I Have Lost Something

Cherokee Formula for I Have Lost Something Listen! Ha! Now you have drawn near to hearken, O Brown Rock; you never lie about anything. Ha! Now I am about to seek for it. I have lost a hog and now tell me about where I shall find it. For is it not mine? My name



How the Formulas were Obtained

Swimmer - Cherokee

How the Formulas were Obtained



Cherokee Indian Hygiene and Medicine

No rules are ever formulated as to fresh air or exercise, for the sufficient reason that the door of the Cherokee log cabin is always open, excepting at night and on the coldest days in winter, while the Indian is seldom in the house during his waking hours unless when necessity compels him. As most



Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees

Swimmer - Cherokee

The sacred formulas here given are selected from a collection of about six hundred, obtained on the Cherokee reservation in North Carolina in 1887 and 1888, and covering every subject pertaining to the daily life and thought of the Indian, including medicine, love, hunting, fishing, war, self-protection, destruction of enemies, witchcraft, the crops, the council, the ball play, etc., and, in fact, embodying almost the whole of the ancient religion of the Cherokees. The original manuscripts, now in the possession of the Bureau of Ethnology, were written by the shamans of the tribe, for their own use, in the Cherokee characters invented by Sikwâ´ya (Sequoyah) in 1821, and were obtained, with the explanations, either from the writers themselves or from their surviving relatives.



Cherokee Formula for Catching Large Fish

For Catching Large Fish



Cherokee Formula for Hunting Birds

This formula, from A’yûnini’s manuscript, is recited by the Cherokee bird-hunter in the morning while standing over the fire at his hunting camp before starting out for the day’s hunt.



Cherokee Formula for Treating the Crippler – Rheumatism

Formula For Treating The Crippler (Rheumatism). Listen! Ha! In the Sun Land you repose, O Red Dog, O now you have swiftly drawn near to hearken. O great ada´wehi[1], you never fail in anything. O, appear and draw near running, for your prey never escapes. You are now come to remove the intruder. Ha! You



The Gahuni Manuscript

The Gahuni Manuscript The next book procured was obtained from a woman named Ayâsta, “The Spoiler,” and had been written by her husband, Gahuni, who died about 30 years ago. The matter was not difficult to arrange, as she had already been employed on several occasions, so that she understood the purpose of the work,



Cherokee Formula to Fix the Affections

This formula to fix the affections of a young wife is taken from the manuscript sheets of the late Gatigwanasti.



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