Katúah: Bioregional Journal of the Southern Appalachians, Issue 6, Winter 1984-1985


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Katúah: Bioregional Journal of the Southern Appalachians, Issue 6, Winter 1984-1985


The sixth issue of the Katúah Journal focuses on topics such as Cherokee mythology and art, Winter Solstice ceremonies, log cabin history, mountain farming, and the Horsepasture River. Authors and artists in this issue include: Steve Nelson, Barbara Reimensnyder, Martha Tree, Drew Langsner, Thomas Rain Crowe, William Taylor, Gogisgi/Carroll Arnett, J.Ed Sharpe, B. Oldham, Chuck Marsh, Marilou Awiakta, Chip Smith, and David Liden.

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

Wintertide by Steve Nelson.......1

Closer to the Fire by Barbara Reimensnyder.......3

Creation of the Moon and Sun: A Story by David Wheeler.......4

Winter Solstice Earth Ceremony by Amy Hannon.......5 

European Roots of the Appalachian Log Cabin by Drew Langsner.......7

The Mind and Work of William Taylor.......8

The Old Man Said: A Poem by Carroll Arnett.......10

Soaring Bird, Eagle Killer: A Story by J. Ed Sharpe.......11

Mountain Agriculture by Chuck Marsh.......12

The Coming of the Light.......15

Prayer of the Poet Hunter: A Poem by Marilou Awiskta.......15

Turning Our Differences into Strength.......18

Children's Page.......19

Environmentally Speaking (Horsepasture River) by Chip Smith.......20

The Future of the Forests by David Liden.......21

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Bioregionalism--Appalachian Region, Southern
Sustainable living--Appalachian Region, Southern
Cherokee mythology
Winter festivals--Appalachian Region
Cherokee art
Hill farming--Appalachian Region
Water quality--North Carolina--Horsepasture River
Log cabins--Appalachian Region--History
North Carolina, Western
Blue Ridge Mountains
Appalachian Region, Southern
North Carolina--Periodicals


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