Priests and Warriors; social structures for Cherokee politics in the 18th century
The American Anthropological Association
Geschiedenis, Engels, Politiek, Nood-Amerika
Social structures for Cherokee politics in the 18th century.
Priests and Warriors: Social Structures for Cherokee Politics in the 18th Century is a book written by Fred Gearing that explores the political and social structures of the Cherokee Nation in the 18th century. The book focuses on the roles of two key groups in Cherokee society: the priests and the warriors. Gearing argues that these two groups played a crucial role in shaping Cherokee politics and society during this time period.The book begins by providing an overview of Cherokee society in the 18th century, including its political organization, religious beliefs, and social structures. Gearing then delves into the roles of the priests and warriors in Cherokee society, examining their respective responsibilities and how they interacted with each other.Throughout the book, Gearing draws on a wide range of primary sources, including Cherokee oral traditions, early European accounts of Cherokee society, and archaeological evidence. He uses these sources to paint a detailed picture of Cherokee politics and society in the 18th century, and to explore the complex relationships between different groups within the Cherokee Nation. Overall, Priests and Warriors: Social Structures for Cherokee Politics in the 18th Century is a fascinating and insightful exploration of Cherokee history and culture. It provides a nuanced and detailed analysis of the social and political structures that shaped Cherokee society in the 18th century, and sheds light on the complex relationships between different groups within the Cherokee Nation.
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