The Resource Choctaw prophecy : a legacy of the future, Tom Mould

Choctaw prophecy : a legacy of the future, Tom Mould

Label
Choctaw prophecy : a legacy of the future
Title
Choctaw prophecy
Title remainder
a legacy of the future
Statement of responsibility
Tom Mould
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation This intriguing study explores the power and artistry of prophecy among the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, who use predictions about the future to interpret the world around them. This book challenges the common assumption that American Indian prophecy was an anomaly of the 18th and 19th centuries that resulted from tribes across the continent reacting to the European invasion. Tom Mould's study of the contemporary prophetic traditions of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians reveals a much larger system of prophecy that continues today as a vibrant part of the oral tradition. Mould shows that Choctaw prophecy is more than a prediction of the future; it is a way to unite the past, present, and future in a moral dialogue about how one should live. Choctaw prophecy, he argues, is stable and continuous; it is shared in verbal discourse, inviting negotiation on the individual level; and, because it is a tradition of all the people, it manifests itself through myriad visions with many themes. In homes, casinos, restaurants, laundromats, day care centers, and grocery stores, as well as in ceremonial and political situations, people discuss current events and put them into context with traditional stories that govern the culture. In short, recitation is widely used in everyday life as a way to interpret, validate, challenge, and create the world of the Choctaw speaker. Choctaw Prophecystands as a sound model for further study into the prophetic traditions of not only other American Indian tribes but also communities throughout the world. Weaving folklore and oral tradition with ethnography, this book will be useful to academic and public libraries as well as to scholars and students of southern Indians and the modern South
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
299/.783
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.C8
LC item number
M68 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary American Indian studies
Label
Choctaw prophecy : a legacy of the future, Tom Mould
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-255) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Choctaw Verbal Art -- The Genre and Performance of Prophecy -- Interpreting Prophecy -- The Origin of Prophecy -- The Future in Prophecy
Control code
ocn607746456
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxvi, 263 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817384159
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b35719102
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)607746456
  • pebcs0817384154
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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