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.
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.
Customs and Ceremonies of the Cherokee Indians. This article discusses some of the ceremonies that Native Americans participated in. They had ceremonies for things such as healing, death, medicine, worship and more. Today, students have ceremonies as well but it would be interesting to compare ceremonies that are similar and different to those of the Native Americans.
Turkey Feathers Although turkey feathers did not hold much meaning for the Cherokee, they were widely used in decoration. Women wore turkey feather mantles in the early 1700s. However, they were not worn by ball players for fear of growing a wattle