Anetso, the Cherokee Ball Game

Anetso, the Cherokee Ball Game

At the Center of Ceremony and Identity

eBook - 2010
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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.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2010], ©2010
ISBN: 9780807898208
9780807833605
Branch Call Number: 305.8975 Zo
Description: 1 online resource (x, 318 pages) : illustrations, map
Additional Contributors: EBSCOhost (Online service)

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