Myths of the Cherokee. Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology 1897-98, Part I

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46. Why the Buzzard’s Head Is Bare

The buzzard used to have a fine topknot, of which he was so proud that he refused to eat carrion, and while the other birds were pecking at the body of a deer or other animal which they had found he would strut around and say: "You may have it all, it is not good enough for me." They resolved to punish him, and with the help of the buffalo carried out a plot by which the buzzard lost not his topknot alone, but nearly all the other feathers on his head. He lost his pride at the same time, so that he is willing enough now to eat carrion for a living.

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Chicago: James Mooney, ed., "46. Why the Buzzard’s Head Is Bare," Myths of the Cherokee. Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology 1897-98, Part I in Myths of the Cherokee. Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology 1897-98, Part I (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1900), Original Sources, accessed September 23, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=GXY4KMJ2QMBNIQT.

MLA: . "46. Why the Buzzard’s Head Is Bare." Myths of the Cherokee. Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology 1897-98, Part I, edited by James Mooney, in Myths of the Cherokee. Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology 1897-98, Part I, Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office, 1900, Original Sources. 23 Sep. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=GXY4KMJ2QMBNIQT.

Harvard: (ed.), '46. Why the Buzzard’s Head Is Bare' in Myths of the Cherokee. Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology 1897-98, Part I. cited in 1900, Myths of the Cherokee. Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology 1897-98, Part I, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.. Original Sources, retrieved 23 September 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=GXY4KMJ2QMBNIQT.