Katúah: Bioregional Journal of the Southern Appalachians, Issue 8, Summer 1985


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Katúah: Bioregional Journal of the Southern Appalachians, Issue 8, Summer 1985


The eighth issue of the Katúah Journal focuses on the theme of celebration of life and community. Authors and artists in this issue include: David Wheeler, Dan Pittillo, Bill Oldham, Hilda Downer, Donna Obrecht, Barbara Reimensnyder, B.J. Bach, Jay Wentworth, Lowell Hayes, and Thomas Rain Crowe.

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

Celebration: Way of Life.......1

Katúah 18,000 Years Ago.......3

Poetry by Hilda Downer.......6

Cherokee Heritage Center.......7

Farmers Ball.......9

Celebrating Folk Arts in the Schools.......10

The Simple Tools of Healing.......12

Paintings by Lowell Hayes
Poetry by Jay Wentworth.......13

Good Medicine: "Summer Solstice".......14

Sacred Sites Project.......15

Sun Cycle, Moon Cycle (Centerfold).......16

Wild Turkey Part 2.......18

Natural News Update.......20

A Children's Page.......23

Reviews: Minstral of the Appalachians
               Who Owns Appalachia?.......24

Note: This table of contents corresponds to the original document, not the Document Viewer.


Bioregionalism--Appalachian Region, Southern
Sustainable living--Appalachian Region, Southern
Cherokee art
Turkey Hunting--North Carolina, Western
Folklore and education--North Carolina, Western
Cherokee Indians--History
Appalachians (People)--History
North Carolina, Western
Blue Ridge Mountains
Appalachian Region, Southern
North Carolina--Periodicals


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