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Collection Number: 20085

Collection Title: Sharlotte Neely Collection on the Snowbird Cherokee Indian Community, 1971-1974

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Size 3 items
Abstract The collection of anthropologist Sharlotte Neely (1948-) contains recordings on open-reel audiotape of musical groups performing at the 1974 Trail of Tears Singing held by the Snowbird Cherokee Indian community in Graham, N.C. Cherokee groups from both North Carolina and Oklahoma featured at the Singing include Lossey Quartet, Snowbird Indian Quartet, Grand State Gospel Four, and the Littlerocks. The 1974 recordings contain interviews in the Cherokee language with Snowbird tribal council members Ned Long, Mose Waschacha, and Jim Jumper and with Gilliam Jackson, the first college graduate from Snowbird. Field notes with narrative description accompany the recordings. Also included are a 1973 recording of the Third Sunday Monthly Singing at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Graham County, N.C., and a 1971 recording of a Cherokee language lesson for children conducted by Goliath George. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Creator Neely, Sharlotte, 1948-
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the Sharlotte Neely Collection on the Snowbird Cherokee Indian Community #20085, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Sharlotte Neely (1948-) is a professor emerita in anthropology at Northern Kentucky University where she taught from 1974 to 2017. She is the author of published in 1991.

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