The Bride of the South
by James Mooney from Myths of the Cherokee: Extract from the Nineteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology
Born in 1861, James Mooney was an anthropologist/ethnologist who studied Native American tribes. This Cherokee myth is from a report he wrote which was published by the U.S. Bureau of American Ethnology in 1902. Students will read the story and answer questions on the theme, the vocabulary, and the details.