Mudcat Café message #2653416 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #102165   Message #2653416
Posted By: Gibb Sahib
10-Jun-09 - 04:09 PM
Thread Name: Origin: John Cherokee
Subject: RE: John Cherokee

Great reference -- and thanks for quoting in detail. I hate to say it, but it sounds like Hugill was talking B.S. -- He never does indicate whether HE looked at Eckstrom's version, and seems to be only assuming what Colcord meant. When I read Colcord, I only assume there was some ~similarity~ between Cherokee and Kanaka that may cause them to have gotten easily conflated in the days of purely oral tradition.

The university I used to be a member of has a copy of Eckstorm's book showing as on the shelf in the library right now -- too bad I'm several thousand miles away!!