The Nûñnĕ′hĭ or immortals, the “people who live anywhere,” were a race of spirit people who lived in the highlands of the old Cherokee country and had a great many townhouses, especially in the bald mountains, the high peaks on which no timber ever grows. An account of the immortals and another race of spirits, the Yûñwĭ Tsunsdi′, or “Little People."
How tsĭ′kĭlilĭ′ the chickadee became known as a truth teller. When a man is away on a journey, if this bird comes and perches near the house and chirps its song, his friends know he will soon be safe home. A legend from the Cherokee.
An account of the creation from Elias Johnson, a native Tuscarora Chief from the beginning of turtle island to the many challenges that confronted the Iroquois in their quest for a safe and peaceful existence.
What follows is an interesting look at Mounds and their connection to burials. Published as A Further Contribution to the Study of the Mortuary Customs of the North American Indians by the Smithsonian Institution, it is authored by Dr. H. C. Yarrow, then acting Assistant Surgeon, USA.
What follows is from Charles C. Royce, The Cherokee Nation of Indians: A Narrative of their Official Relations with the Colonial and Federal Governments. This excerpt starts with Hernando de Soto and ends at the creation of the Federal Government.
The letter that follows is a missionary's observations on the Micmac mode of life and beliefs in 1755, a letter that reflects the prejudices of the time. It is written by an unnamed French Abbot who lived among the Micmac at the time as a missionary.
An account, first published in 1542 as La Relación ("The Account"), which in later editions was retitled Naufragios ("Shipwrecks") of the travels Cabeza de Vaca, who is sometimes considered a proto-anthropologist for his detailed accounts of the many tribes of American Indians that he encountered. A truly unique testament.