Cherokee Myths







This project showcases the use of Web Origami to create a text-focused site with a table of contents and full-text search. You can view the source for this site on GitHub.

The featured stories come from Myths of the Cherokee by James Mooney, first published in 1900, via Project Gutenberg. This sample content was selected because it’s free, interesting, and deserves to be better known. Like all Native American ethnographies conducted by outsiders long ago, the material is flawed. Nevertheless, reviews of this text on sites such as Amazon and Goodreads, including reviews from people claiming Cherokee ancestry, are generally positive. If you have reason to believe a myth here should be corrected or removed, please file an issue.

See the official Cherokee Nation site for information about the Cherokee people today.