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Book: Out Of The Flame - Cherokee Beliefs & Practices of the Ancients by James Adair

Book Review: Out Of The Flame - Cherokee Beliefs & Practices of the Ancients by James Adair

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categories: Books, Nonfiction, Social Sciences, Special Groups, Native American Studies, cherokee

Author: James Adair
Publisher: Cherokee Language & Culture




 Fact Not Fiction

I had to add a review because I read a negative review that said the book was not worth getting and that it was not based on fact. I am buying three more copies because I have read it and rate it that highly. It is the writings of an Irish man (nonreligious man) named James Adair who lived with many tribes of native Americans, including the Cherokees, for some forty years of his life. He was a business man: an Indian Trader. This was before the Indian cultures were contaminated by the white man. He records customes, religious ceremonies, and words they used. He explains normally hidden information that was shared with him only after long years of living with them.

He noticed similarities to the Children of Israel and documents the same, although he was not a Jew nor a Christian. He had a business among them. It is an amazing book of facts that had Adair not written them, they probably would have been lost or forever have remained hidden. The book is poorly bound (book falls apart), but reprinted by The Knoxville Town Committee of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America. A truly remarkable book. His Jewish research and comparison is equally a delight. Priceless.



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