Cherokee do not look much like other tribes of Indians, one of the myths of our name is that the word Cherokee means Those who came from far away, as the other Indians thought that we came from the sky.
Cherokee Symbols & What They Mean: 7 Sacred Directions >> (1) BLUE : North (2) WHITE : South (3) RED : East (4) BLACK : West (5) YELLOW : Up Above (6) GREEN : Here We Are Right Now (7) BROWN : Down Below || "The Cherokee Nation - with 320,000 citizens and headquarters in Oklahoma - is the largest Native American tribe in the United States..." - by Chris Deziel | eHow
Wes Studi is a full-blooded Cherokee who spoke only Cherokee until he went to school. After serving in Vietnam, he returned to Oklahoma where he worked as a reporter for The Cherokee Advocate. He became involved with the American Indian Movement and was at Wounded Knee in 1973. His interest in acting was spurred by his involvement with the American Indian Theatre Company in Tulsa. Studi then moved to Los Angeles and got small parts in television and movies.