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This is a scanned copy on CD of the original book published in 1932.

 

The Swimmer Manuscript

 

Cherokee Sacred Formulas and Medicinal Prescriptions

 

By James Mooney

Revised, Completed and Edited by

Frans M. Olbrechts

 

With Illustrations

 

United States

Government Printing Office

Washington

 

1932

 

319 pages on 1 CD

 

Actual images of every page, in Adobe Acrobat Reader .PDF format. Works with any computer, and is easy to use and read. Some scans are lighter in contrast due to age of the original text.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Bibliography
Acknowledgments
In memorials—James Mooney
Introduction
Material and method
The writer of the manuscript
General background—Informants used
Linguistic notes
Phonetic symbols and abbreviations
Disease, its nature and its causes
Nature of Disease
General Semeiology
Disease Causes
Natural Causes
Supernatural Causes
Spirits
The Sun
The Fire
The Moon
The River
Thunder—Red Man—Two Little Red Men
Purple Man, Blue Man, Black Man
Various Little People
Animal Spirits
Ghosts
Human ghosts
Animal ghosts
Preternatural causes
Witches
"Man-killers"
aye Gi diseases
"Mulier menstruans"
Dreams
Omens
Neglected taboos; disregarded injunctions
Causes of contagious disease
Disease and its treatment
Diagnosis and prognosis
List of spirits
Color symbolism—Sacred numbers
Materia medica
Paraphernalia used in the treatment
Curing methods
Prescriptions as to diet, taboos, etc
A typical curing procedure
Surgery
Disease and its treatment
Prophylaxis
Change from within—Influence from without
Attitude of the community toward the siek
Efficacy of treatment
The medicine man
Different classes
Scope of knowledge
Social status
Professional ethics
The medicine man's fee
Mutual relations
Initiation
Diffusion of knowledge
Succession and inheritance
Skepticism
Attitude toward white culture
Personalities, Individual differences
Birth
Sexual life
Conception
Abortus - Contraceptives
During pregnancy
Pregnant woman's taboos
Husband's taboos
Partus
Afterbirth
Care for child, Child life
Raising the child to become a witch, Twins
Death and afterlife
Death
Between death and burial
Burial
After burial
Afterlife
The soul
Survival of the soul
Suicide
Tragical deaths
The formulas
Name
Origin
Kinds
Prayers
For protection
For long life
For gathering medicine
Conjurations
For curing
For using tobacco
For examining with the beads
Against witches
Agricultural
For hunting and fishing                                                                                 
Incantations
"To change"
To kill
For love attraction
For making unattractive
For separating
How the formulas are recited or sung
How the formulas are considered by the laity and by the medicine men
Technique of writing the formulas
Structure of the formulas
The ritual language
Cherokee Texts
1.   (For) the big chill this is the medicine
2.   And this is (for) when their heads are ill
3.   This is the medicine when they are sick with sharp pains
4.  This is to cure with, when they have them itching
5.  If snakes have bitten them, this is the medicine
6.   This is to cure with, to give it to them to drink when they are sick with "eaters"
7.  This is when they are sick with the "yellow"
8.   This is the medicine for their navel
9.   This (is for) when they have them drooping
10.   When they have them drooping, this is the medicine
11.   (For) their navel, this is the medicine
12.  This is the medicine (if) simulators have made it resemble it (i.e., a real sickness)
13.  This (is for) when they have their heads aching
14.   Their navel, this is the medicine (for)
15.  This is the medicine for their navel
16.  This is to treat (them) with if the raccoon causes them to be ill
17.  And another one if the little ones have diarrhea
18.   This is to take people to the water with
19.  This is to treat (them) with (when) he habitually breaks them (i. e., rheumatism)
20.  This (is) to treat (them) with when they have dreamed of snakes; (what) to give them to drink, and (how) it is to be said
21.  This (is) to cure (them) with whenever they have lost their voice
22.   And this (is) for the purpose (of treating them) when they urinate (like) milk
23.   This (is) to blow their heads with; the medicine, (which is) to be used with it is told below
24. This (is) the treatment for their breast
25. This (is) for using the snake tooth at the scratching of them
26. This is the treatment whenever they are ill with the "yellow"
27. This (is) for when they become ill suddenly
28. This is to scratch them; a brier should be used with it
29. This is the medicine (for) when their breast swells
30. This is to treat them with when they have blisters
31. (This is) for the purpose of scratching people, using the snake tooth with it
32.  This (is) to treat them with (for) worms
33.   This (is) the medicine, if they have (pains) appearing about in different places
34.  This (is) to make them vomit bile
35.   (This is) the treatment when they have them drooping
36. This (is) for the purpose of it, whenever they have pain in different places
37.  This tells (about) what to treat (them) with if they urinate yellow
38.   (This is) to treat (them) with, if they have their urinary passages stopped up
39.   This (is) the medicine (for) the black "yellow"
40.   This (is) the medicine whenever they have them shaking
41.   This is the medicine for the chill
42.  This is the medicine when they attack him suddenly
43.   This is to take those that have been left (alive) to the water with
44.   When they have pains appearing about in different places
45.   This is the medicine for their sides
46.  This (is) to treat (them) with when "it affects them in such a way," as they usually call it
47.   This is the medicine if snakes have bitten them
48.   This is the medicine when they have it hot
49.  This (is) when they are ill (by) those living in the forest
50.  This (is) to treat (them) with (when) they have inhaled bad (odors)
51.   And (this is for) when they are under restrictions (and) they dream of all sorts (of things)
52.   This is the medicine for worms
53.  This is the medicine when they have blisters
54.  This is the medicine for their breast, when the terrapin affects them as they go about
55.   This is to cure (them) with, if what they urinate is yellowish
56.  This is the medicine for their throat
57.  This (for) their head (is) the medicine
58.   This is the medicine when they have become as though (they were really ill)
59.   This, whenever their feet are frost bitten, (is) the treatment
60.   This is the medicine when their feet are frost bitten
61.   This is the medicine when their mouths are sore
62.  This is the medicine for the insects living in the water
63.  This is the medicine when their teeth ache
64.  This is the medicine when their breast aches
65.  This is the medicine for their navel
66.  This is the medicine when they have pains (shifting) about
67. This is the medicine whey they have it along both sides
68. This is the medicine whenever their breast aches
69. To cure them with, when they have been shot
70.  This is to make (the) little ones jump down from them, for their (mothers)
71.  And this (is for) when they discharge slimy (matter) from their bowels
72.   (This is) the medicine when they discharge blood from their bowels
73.  Also a medicine when they discharge blood from their bowels
74.  Also a medicine when they discharge pale blood (and) slimy matter from their bowels
75.  To cure the chill with
76.  This is to make the small ones jump down from them for their (mothers)
77.  This is the medicine when their food is changed
78.   This is to cure (them) with, when they let them down from their stomach, (and) they do not recover
79.  This is for the purpose of (curing) children when they constantly cry
80.  This is the medicine when they have the itching
51.  This is the medicine to give them to drink when they urinate yellowish (urine)
52.  This is the medicine (for) their head
53.   This is to examine with the beads
84.  This is the medicine (when) it breaks them
85.   This is for the purpose of (curing) the "yellow" of their navel
S6. This is (for) when they are sick with a swelling
87. To cure them when they have their feet frost bitten
S8. This is the medicine (for) what they call "cocoons"
89.  This is the medicine for their head
90.  This is the medicine for a beanlike (boil)
91.  This is (for) what they call "it causes them to be broken"
92.  This is (for) when they have bad dreams
93.  This is to take oneself to the water with, to help one self
94.  This is the medicine when they urinate white (matter)
95.  This is the medicine when they urinate milky (substance)
96.  This is, when a tooth comes out, to throw it away with
Index

 

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