very little remains of early Cherokee painting, I searched
for a Cherokee voice through the rich imagery of medicinal formulae.
There are hundreds of medicinal formulae unique to our tribe, with
references to the animals with which we have a genuine relationship,
such as crawdads or flycatchers. Contary to New Age expectations,
these incantations are all highly practical, dealing with such matters
as finding lost livestock or winning a court case.
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