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Native American people

The Cherokee are a Native American people originally from the southeastern United States. 1)

Rich heritage

The Cherokee have a rich cultural heritage, including a complex system of beliefs, social organization, and storytelling. 2)

The Cherokee language

The Cherokee language, Cherokee, is a member of the Iroquoian language family. 3)

Five Civilized Tribes

The Cherokee were one of the Five Civilized Tribes, known for their adoption of some European-American cultural practices. 4)

Written syllabary

The Cherokee developed a written syllabary, allowing them to transcribe their language and preserve their cultural heritage. 5)

Trail of Tears

The Cherokee were forcibly removed from their ancestral lands in the Southeast during the Trail of Tears in the 1830s. 6)

Political tradition

The Cherokee have a strong tradition of social and political leadership, with a long history of elected leaders and a written constitution. 7)

Matrilineal kinship system

The Cherokee have a matrilineal kinship system, with descent and inheritance passed through the mother's line. 8)

Three Sisters' method

The Cherokee have a rich tradition of agriculture, including the Three Sisters' method of planting corn, beans, and squash. 9)

Deep spiritual tradition

The Cherokee have a deep spiritual tradition, including the belief in the Great Spirit and the use of herbs and plants for medicinal purposes. 10)


The Cherokee have a unique tradition of stickball, a sport played with long poles and a ball, which has been played for centuries. 11)

Cherokee art

The Cherokee have a strong tradition of art and craft, including pottery, basketry, and beadwork. 12)

Largest tribe in the United States

Today, the Cherokee Nation is the largest tribe in the United States, with over 300,000 citizens and a sovereign government. 13)

Growing economic presence

The Cherokee have a growing economic presence, including tourism, gaming, and other businesses. 14)

Preserve and celebrate the culture

The Cherokee continue to preserve and celebrate their cultural heritage through events, language programs, and cultural institutions. 15)

cherokee.txt · Last modified: 2023/02/02 01:12 by aga