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Anetso, the Cherokee Ball Game
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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction: Taladu quo! (It is still 12!)
  2. pp. 1-32
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  1. 1. Tadatse anetsodui (Go and play ball with them): Anetso in the Cherokee Narrative Tradition
  2. pp. 33-65
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  1. 2. Hani! (Here!): Anetso as an Enduring Symbol of Cultural Identity in an Era of Great Change (1799–1838)
  2. pp. 67-105
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  1. 3. Ahaquo! (Still there!): The Anetso Ceremonial Complex
  2. pp. 107-145
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  1. 4. Tseduga! (Pass it to me!): Performing the Cherokee Ball Game in the Twentieth Century
  2. pp. 147-184
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  1. 5. Woye! (Foul!): Theory and the Meaning of Anetso
  2. pp. 185-226
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  1. Conclusion: Taladu ogisquodiga (12, we finished)
  2. pp. 227-236
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 237-285
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 287-304
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 305-318
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