Katúah Journal, Issue 32, Fall 1991


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Katúah Journal, Issue 32, Fall 1991


The thirty-second issue of the Katúah Journal is a call for humans to return to a simpler way of life, following in the ways of the Cherokee, or Katúah, tribe. Authors and artists in this issue include: David Wheeler, Barbara Wickersham, Henry Wender, John A. Freeman, Tom Underwood, Lee Barnes, Will Ashe Bason, Ivo Ballentine, Brownie Newman, Robert Johnson, Rob Messick, Bess Harbison, Maxim Didget, Robert Johnson, Emmett Greendigger, Dr. Dennis Scanlin, Deborah James, Leonard Cirino, Melba Bari, and Charlotte Homsher.

Katúah: Bioregional Journal of the Southern Appalachians, later simplified to Katúah Journal, was published from 1983 to 1993. A quarterly publication, it was focused on the bioregion of former Cherokee land in Appalachia. The early issues of the journal explain the meaning of the Cherokee name, Katúah, and why the editors wanted to view the world through a bioregional lens, rather than political boundaries. A volunteer production, the editors took a holistic view in tackling social, environmental, mental, spiritual, and emotional topics of the day, many of which are still relevant.

Table Of Contents

Bringing Back the Fire by David Wheeler.......1

A Bit of Mountain Levity by Barbara Wickersham.......5

Climax Never Came by Henry Wender.......7

Is the Southern Appalachian Ecosystem Endangered? by John A. Freeman.......9

"Talking Leaves": Sequoyah by Tom Underwood.......10

Green Spirits: Seed Saving by Lee Barnes.......12

Walking Distance by Will Ashe Bason.......13

Angle: Environment by Ivo Ballentine.......13

Good Medicine.......14

Poem: "A Rotting Log" by Brownie Newman.......15

Livin' By Their Wits, recorded by Rob Messick
An Old Family Tale by Bess Harbison
The Slide by Rob Messick
How Can You Lose Anything as Big as This Ego? by Maxim Didget

Paintings: "Mountain Stories" by Robert Johnson.......18

Natural World News.......20

Dying Soils, Dying Waters by Emmett Greendigger.......22

Songs in the Wilderness by Charlotte Homsher.......24

Save James Bay.......25


Off the Grid: Solar Ovens by Dennis Scanlin.......29



Katúah Konfusion.......35

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Bioregionalism--Appalachian Region, Southern
Sustainable living--Appalachian Region, Southern
Cherokee Indians--Social life and customs
Sequoyah, 1770?-1843
Appalachians (People)--Social life and customs
Ecosystem health--Appalachian Region, Southern
Acid Rain--Appalachian Region, Southern
Solar ovens
North Carolina, Western
Blue Ridge Mountains
Appalachian Region, Southern
North Carolina--Periodicals


Katúah Journal, printed by The Waynesville Mountaineer Press




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Appalachian Region, Southern

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