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Author Zogry, Michael J., 1966-

Title Anetso, the Cherokee ball game : at the center of ceremony and identity / Michael J. Zogry
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 318 pages) : illustrations, map
Series First peoples
First peoples (2010)
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
Summary 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 selected aspects of their cultural identity by engaging in anetso. He shows that it is a ceremonial cycle that incorporates a variety of activities which, taken together, complicate standard distinctions of game versus ritual, public display versus private performance, and tradition versus innovation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-304) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Anetso.
Cherokee Indians -- Ethnic identity.
Cherokee Indians -- Games.
Cherokee Indians -- Sports.
Genre/Form Games.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010003402
ISBN 0807898201 (electronic bk.)
1469603942 (electronic bk.)
9780807898208 (electronic bk.)
9781469603940 (electronic bk.)