Br'er Rabbit (also spelled Bre'r Rabbit or Brer Rabbit or Bruh Rabbit, with the title "Br'er" pronounced /ˈbrɛər/) is an important character in the Uncle Remus stories in the Southern United States. He is a tricky character, and usually wins or escapes because he is clever, not because he is strong.
In a Cherokee story, "the fox and the wolf throw the trickster rabbit into a thicket from which the rabbit quickly escapes." There was a "melding (mixing) of the Cherokee rabbit-trickster ... into the culture of African slaves." "In fact, most of the Br'er Rabbit stories originated in (came from) Cherokee myths."
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- Latin American Indian literatures journal (Dept. of Foreign Languages at Geneva College) 6: 10. 1990.
- That the People Might Live: Native American Literatures and Native American Community, p. 4)
- "Cherokee Place Names in the Southeastern U.S., Part 6 « Chenocetah’s Weblog". Chenocetah.wordpress.com. 2007-11-12. http://chenocetah.wordpress.com/2007/11/12/cherokee-place-names-in-the-southeastern-us-5/. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
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