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All things Cherokee

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Two Cherokee men in traditional regalia, looking over a cliff. Photographed at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, 1939.

A Cherokee woman had more rights and power than European women. She decided whom she would marry, and the man built a house for her, which was considered her property, or else he came to her or her mother;s house to live. The house and children were hers...

Learn Cherokee: online language class + other resources - See Jamie blog

Julea Jacy Martins/Julea Cherokeeagle

Cherokee shield...infused with prayers to each direction and to the animal spirits whose symbols are represented here.

Ways of the Cherokee

Cherokee Indian Clothing | Smiling old Cherokee Indian in traditional clothes stock photo

The Cherokees believe that crows represent intuition and that they are messengers of the Great Spirit. I love crows. We have a lot them around here.

Crows -

Chota (Cherokee town) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Chota (Cherokee town) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The deer is considered sacred by the Cherokee...its skin is used to wrap sacred objects, such as the crystal that is kept for seeing ahead and for protecting us from other energies and influences. The deer was a favorite meal of the Cherokee. Dear hunters knew how to proprly offer prayers and make preparations before hunting the deer. Sacred ceremonies followed the killing of a deer, in which the hunters gave thanks and asked for "clearing" or forgiveness.

Cherokee by Blood: Volume 8, Records of Eastern Cherokee Ancestry in the U. S. Court of Claims 1906-1910, Applications 20101-23800 - Jerry Wright Jordan. In 1904 the Eastern Cherokees won a million dollar judgment against the U.S. because of its violations of the treaties of 1835-36 and 1845. The payments were to go to all living persons who had been members of the Cherokee tribe at the time of the treaties, or to their

Full blooded cherokee indian Louisa Catherine Deason.

Cherokee Indians Trail Of Tears | Trail of Tears Monument | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Ayâsta, one of three Cherokee storytellers interviewed extensively by James Mooney between 1887 and 1890 for this collection. “She was the only woman privileged to speak in council among the East Cherokee.”

The Man Who Married The Thunder's Sister - Appalachian History

One of my Cherokee great grandmothers on her 104th birthday. She was left behind while the rest of her family walked on the Trail of Tears. Her name is listed only as Maiden on census rolls.

An Online Guide to Trace Your American Indian Roots. We hope this guide will help you get started.

Cherokee Nation History Site - Official

Cherokee eagle feather wand, circa. 1930s, by Will West Long. Bald-eagle feathers mounted on a sourwood frame; used in the Eagle Dance .

Cherokee Indian

Southern Cherokee Delegation to Washington - 1866 L-R: John Rollin Ridge, Saladin Watie, Richard Fields, Elias Cornelius Boudinot Jr., William Penn Adair - Cherokee

Cherokee Indian Junaluska, credited with saving Andrew Jackson's life, then sent on the Trail of Tears 25 years later.

Cherokee Warrior Junaluska Died

Ballerina Maria Tallchief as the Firebird. Ms Tallchief died April 11, 2013, at the age of 88. She was an internationally acclaimed ballerina and a trailblazer for Native American dancers.

Maria Tallchief in The Firebird

Mary Elizabeth Kelly from Blackshear, Georgia - Cherokee - circa 1930

I smudge, when I feel like my home, or spirit has been soiled by anger, strife, or negative energy. I smudge with sage, and sweetgrass. We were taught that it was good to burn sweetgrass after the sage, had driven out the bad influences. Sweetgrass brings in the good spirits and the good influences. I like to sing the Cherokee morning prayer, but you could say whatever prayer you are comfortable with while you work.

How To Use A Smudge Stick

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