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Anetso, the Cherokee Ball GameAt the Center of Ceremony and Identity$
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Michael J. Zogry

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780807833605

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807898208_zogry

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Introduction Taladu quo!(It is still 12!)

Introduction Taladu quo!(It is still 12!)

(p.1) Introduction Taladu quo!(It is still 12!)
Anetso, the Cherokee Ball Game

Michael J. Zogry

University of North Carolina Press

This book discusses the constellation of ceremonial activities that constitute the Cherokee anetso complex, including the proper Cherokee linguistic terminology. It notes that anetso, like several other single- and double-racket ball games played by First Nations or Native American peoples, is a precursor to the game of lacrosse, and explains that people were playing it long before 1867, when the rules of lacrosse were standardized. The chapter observes that anetso appears in foundational Cherokee cultural narratives that have the same significance as those found in the Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Qur'an, Bhagavad–Gita, or any other texts considered to be key components of particular religious systems.

Keywords:   Cherokee, anetso, linguistic terminology, lacrosse, Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Qur'an, Bhagavad–Gita, religious systems

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