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- DescriptionIn 1801 the Moravians, a Pietist German-speaking group from Central Europe, founded the Springplace Mission at a site in present-day rthwestern Georgia. The Moravians remained among the Cherokees for more than thirty years, longer than any other Christian group. John and Anna Rosina Gambold served at the mission from 1805 until Anna's death in 1821. Anna, the principal author of the diaries, chronicles the intimate details of Cherokee daily life for seventeen years. Anna describes mission life and what she heard and saw at Springplace: food preparation and consumption, transactions pertaining to land, Cherokee body ornaments, conjuring, Cherokee law and punishment, Green Corn ceremonies, ball play, and matriarchal and marriage traditions. She similarly recounts stories she heard about rainmaking, the origins of the Cherokee people, and how she herself conversed with curious Cherokees about Christian images and fixtures. She also recalls earthquakes, conversions, table visitors, annuity distributions, and illnesses. This abridged edition offers selected excerpts from the definitive edition of the Springplace diary, enabling significant themes and events of Cherokee culture and history to emerge. Anna's carefully recorded observations reveal the Cherokees' worldview and allow readers a glimpse into a time of change and upheaval for the tribe.
- Author BiographyRowena McClinton is an associate professor of history at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. She is the editor of the two-volume set The Moravian Springplace Mission to the Cherokees (Nebraska 2007).
- PublisherUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Date of Publication01/12/2010
- SubjectChristianity: General
- Series TitleIndians of the Southeast
- Place of PublicationLincoln
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Content Note1 illustration, 2 maps
- Weight241 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Edited byRowena McClinton
- Introduction byRowena McClinton
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition StatementAbridged edition
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