Delaware Delegation to Washington D.C. - 1867 Standing L-R: James McDaniel (Cherokee), Black Beaver (Delaware), Henry Tiblow (Interpreter), John G. Pratt (Indian Agent), Charles Armstrong (Delaware), John Young (Delaware) Sitting L-R: James Ketchum (Delaware), James Conner (Delaware), John Conner (Delaware), Charles Journeycake (Delaware), Isaac Journeycake (Delaware), John Sarcoxie Sr. (Delaware)
Cherokee Indians value their family, however different from most situations, the women is under absolute control of everything. She holds her clans name, all the children belong to her, and the man must settle in her village after the marriage ceremony. The man is there to make children and provide meat for the family. As the husband’s ability to hunt exceeded the needs of his family, it is common that he is then allowed to have more than 1 wife.