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All things Cherokee

I'm very proud of my heritage

Cherokee Pride

A Cherokee Legend

Yonder Mountain

The Museum of the Cherokee Indian is a great learning tool and it's free. I especially enjoy the photo archive: This photo is of Jerry Wolfe of the Museum Outreach Staff. He was just named "Beloved Man" of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. He is the first man honored with this title since 1801.

The Museum of the Cherokee Indian

The Cherokee Nation - largest of the Five Civilized Tribes of the Southeast - is a people of Iroquoian lineage. The Cherokee, who called themselves 'Ani'-Yun' wiya' - 'Principal People' - the 'Keetoowah' - 'People of Kituhwa' - or Tsalagi from their own name for the Cherokee Nation - migrated to the Southeast from the Great Lakes Region.

Cherokee Nation - Crystalinks

The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears

Dr. Susan LaFlesche Picotte (1865-1915) Dr. Picotte was the first American Indian woman in the United States to receive a medical degree, graduating at the top of her class at the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1889. After her internship, she returned to the Omaha Reservation in Nebraska to care for more than 1,200 of her own native people at the government boarding school. She opened a hospital in the reservation town of Walthill, Nebraska in 1913, two years before her death.

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Trail of Tears Map. (The forced relocation of Native Americans from the Southern United States following the Indian Removal Act of 1830).


John Rollin Ridge (Cherokee name: Cheesquatalawny, or Yellow Bird,[1] March 19, 1827–October 5, 1867), a member of the Cherokee Nation, is considered the first Native American novelist, ca. 1850