The Local Crank

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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Selutsunigististi (Green Corn Ceremony)

A festival common to many Native American tribes, the selutsunigististi was traditionally one of the Seven Sacred Ceremonies of the Cherokee and is observed in late summer when the corn is first ripe enough to eat. In some respects, it can be seen as a thanksgiving celebration, given the central nature of corn (selu) in Cherokee society. In fact, Selu was the first woman, and along with her husband Kanati the progenitors of all Cherokee. Howa.

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