Katúah: Bioregional Journal of the Southern Appalachians, Issue 16, Summer 1987


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Katúah: Bioregional Journal of the Southern Appalachians, Issue 16, Summer 1987


The sixteenth issue of the Katúah Journal focuses on the initiations and rituals surrounding the coming of age and the maturation of young people. Authors and artists in this issue include Tata Andres, Snow Bear, Patrick Clark, Maggie Schneider, Rob Messick, Burt Kornegay, Stephaen Delor, Didier Cuzange, David Wheeler, Curry Morris, Doug Silsbee, John Lane, Clyde Osborne, Will Ashe Bason, Michael Hockaday, Nancy Barnhardt, Thomas Dale Cowan, and Mara Bradburn.

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

Interview: Helen Waite.......3

Poem: "Visions in a Garden".......5

The Vision Quest.......6

First Flow.......8

Thoughts on Initiation.......9

Archetypes of Male Initiation.......9

Learning in the Wilderness.......12

Cherokee Challenge.......15

Natural World News.......16

View from the Corners: "Valuing Trees".......19

Turtle Island Talking.......20

Young People's Page.......25

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Bioregionalism--Appalachian Region, Southern
Sustainable living--Appalachian Region, Southern
Puberty rites
Outdoor Education--North Carolina, Western
Camps--North Carolina, Western
Youth development--North Carolina, Western
Cherokee youth--North Carolina, Western
North Carolina, Western
Blue Ridge Mountains
Appalachian Region, Southern
North Carolina--Periodicals


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