James Mooney
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"James Mooney" was an American ethnographer who lived for several years among the Cherokee. He did major studies of Southeastern Indians, as well as those on the Plains Indians/Great Plains. His most notable works were his ethnography/ethnographic studies of the Ghost Dance after Sitting Bull's death in 1890, a widespread 19th-century religious movement among various Native Americans in the United States/Native American culture groups, and the Cherokee: The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees (1891), and Myths of the Cherokee (1900), all published by the US Bureau of American Ethnology. Artifacts from Mooney are in the collections of the [http://anthropology.si.edu Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution] and the [http://fieldmuseum.org/explore/department/anthropology/ Department of Anthropology, Field Museum of Natural History]. Papers and photographs from Mooney are in the collections of the [http://www.nmnh.si.edu/naa National Anthropological Archives, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution].

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