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The Cherokee were in the dubious position of fighting the pro-British Iroquois and the pro-French Algonquin at the same time, but they held their own, despite devastating smallpox epidemics in 1738 and 1753 which killed almost half of them.
Although the Cherokee signed a treaty in 1754 confirming their alliance and allowing the construction of British forts in their territory to defend the colonies, the lingering suspicion remained they were sympathetic to the French.
Almost 100 Cherokee accompanying a Virginia expedition against the Ohio Shawnee lost their provisions while crossing a river and were abandoned by their white "allies." Angry at this treatment, the Cherokee helped themselves to some of the Virginians' horses and were attacked.
www.tolatsga.org /Cherokee1.html   (0 words)

 Cherokee Heritage Center - Home
There you can decide with the Cherokee leaders of the day whether or not to become involved in the war being fought between their trade partners the British and the colonists who continue to encroach on Cherokee lands.
Cherokee Pottery: People of One Fire features a collection of visually stunning and culturally significant pottery made by the Cherokee people spanning centuries of dramatic culture change.
From its utilitarian, ceremonial, and decorative uses in prehistoric times to its contemporary appeal as fine art, the pottery of the Cherokees has continued as a vibrant and distinct part of their culture.
www.cherokeeheritage.org   (0 words)

 Cherokee Prophecies - Crystalinks
On the Cherokee Calendar a great thing is foretold of things about to take shape within all things upon the earth, the heavens, and the universe.
Handed down as a traditional Cherokee story from grandmother to grandchild, the storyteller cautions that long ago before the Europeans discovered Turtle Island and her indigenous people, the elders of those people warned of the monsters with white eyes yet to come.
Cherokee occasionally refer to themselves as Ani-Kituhwagi, (Keetoowah) 'the people of Kituhwagi', after the ancient nucleus city of the Cherokee.
www.crystalinks.com /cherokee.html   (5046 words)

  History and Culture of the Cherokee North Carolina Indians
When the first Europeans passed through Cherokee territory in 1540, they found Cherokee hunters with great bows the Spanish soldiers were unable to pull back, propelling arrows with the power to pierce a horse from hindquarters to heart.
The Cherokees were quick to embrace useful aspects of the newcomers’ culture, from peaches and watermelons to written language this last single-handedly created by the Cherokee genius Sequoyah, who introduced his ‘syllabary,’ or Cherokee alphabet, to the national council in 1821.
The Cherokees in Western North Carolina today descend from those who were able to hold on to land they owned, those who hid in the hills, defying removal, and others who returned, many on foot.
www.cherokee-nc.com /history_main.php   (810 words)

  Cherokee - MSN Encarta
Surplus lands not assigned to Cherokee individuals were parceled out by the federal government, and in 1891 the tribe’s western land extension, the Cherokee Strip or Cherokee Outlet, was sold to the United States; in 1893 it was opened, mostly to non-Indian settlers, in a famous land run.
Cherokee families typically had two dwellings: rectangular summer houses with cane and clay walls and bark or thatch roofs, and cone-shaped winter houses with pole frames and brushwork covered by mud or clay.
Today, the Cherokee live both on and off their federal trust lands, as protected native lands in Oklahoma are now known, scattered in urban centers and in isolated rural regions.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761577754/Cherokee.html   (1406 words)

 Cherokee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cherokee nation was unified from an interrelated society of city-states in the early 18th century under the "Emperor" Moytoy, with the aid of an unofficial English envoy, Sir Alexander Cumming.
In 1730, Chief Moytoy of Tellico was agreed to be the "Emperor" by the Elector Chiefs of the principal Cherokee towns.
Cherokees were displaced from their ancestral lands in North Georgia and the Carolinas because of rapidly expanding white population, as well as a Gold Rush around Dahlonega, Georgia in the 1830's.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cherokee   (4470 words)

 Cherokee language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cherokee only has one labial consonant, /m/, which is relatively new to the language, unless one counts the Cherokee w a labial instead of a velar.
Cherokee is represented in Unicode, in the character range U+13A0 to U+13F4.
Cherokee is also supported by free fonts found at languagegeek.com, and the shareware fonts Code2000 and Everson Mono.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cherokee_language   (646 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online:
The Cherokees were quick to adapt many material elements of European culture to their own society, a characteristic that led to their designation as one of the "Five Civilized Tribes." They established a constitutional government with a senate, a house of representatives, and an elected chief.
Cherokees were first reported in Texas in 1807, when a small band, probably an offshoot of the Arkansas settlements, established a village on the Red River.
The Cherokees decided to fight for their land, and the resulting conflict came to be known as the Cherokee War.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/CC/bmc51.html   (2430 words)

 Cherokee on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Literacy was aided by the invention of a Cherokee syllabic alphabet by Sequoyah.
Although the Cherokee overwhelmingly repudiated this document and the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nation's autonomy, the state of Georgia secured an order for their removal, which was accomplished by military force.
The Cherokee made their new capital at Tahlequah (Okla.), instituted a public school system, published newspapers, and were the most important of the Five Civilized Tribes.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/C/Cherok-peo.asp   (631 words)

 Cherokee Indians   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Cherokee Indians were eventually forced to sign over much of their land, first to the British and then to the United States.
Before their arrival, Cades Cove Tn was part of Cherokee Nation, who called the Cove, Tsiyaha or "place of the river otter." Cherokee Indians never lived in the Cove, but used the land as its summer hunting ground for river otters, elk and bison.
The Cherokee Nation was established with a democratic government composed of a Chief, Vice-Chief, and 32 Council Members who were elected by the members of the tribe.
www.smokymtnmall.com /mall/cindians.html   (1360 words)

 The Cherokee People
At the time of this act, the Cherokee were an advanced nation having built towns and cities, having a written constitution and even printing their own newspapers in the Cherokee language.
The standard flag was modified for use by the Cherokees by the addition of a large red star in the center of the ring and that was surrounded by four smaller red stars.
According to Cherokee history, the peace flag was carried by the Cherokee from their traditional home to the Indian Territory along the "Trail of Tears".
www.shadowwolf.org /cherokee_people.html   (1228 words)

 Tsalagi (Cherokee) Literature
Finally the whole country, which the Tsalagi (Cherokees) and their fathers have so long occupied, will be demanded, and the remnant of the Ani Yvwiya, The Real People, once so great and formidable, will be compelled to seek refuge in some distant wilderness.
The Tsalagi (Cherokee) are a nation of North American Indians that formerly inhabited the mountainous region of the western Carolinas, northern Georgia, and eastern Tennessee.
The Tsalagi (Cherokee) Language (Font) is placed here for the furtherment of research into the native language of the Tsalagi (Cherokee) Nation of North America.
www.indians.org /welker/cherokee.htm   (951 words)

 Cherokee syllabary and language
Sequoyah's descendants claim that he was the last surviving member of his tribe's scribe clan and the Cherokee syllabary was invented by persons unknown at a much earlier date.
By 1820 thousands of Cherokees had learnt the syllabary, and by 1830, 90% were literate in their own language.
Today the syllabary is still used, efforts are being made to revive both the Cherokee language and the Cherokee syllabary, and Cherokee courses are offered at a number of schools, colleges and universities.
www.omniglot.com /writing/cherokee.htm   (237 words)

 The Texas Cherokee,
One of the tribes of the Cherokee decided they were tired of the fighting and decided to move west and look for new land where they would be left alone.
After the Cherokee began to lose, and when most of the Cherokees had retreated, Chief Bowles stayed on the battle field with the last of his men to help the others retreat safely.
The Cherokees, men, women, children and babies, the elderly and sick were all marched at gun point by army troops from Georgia to Indian Territory during the winter of 1839.
www.texasindians.com /cherokee.htm   (2767 words)

 Cherokee Middle School - MMSD
Cherokee Heights Middle School is a dynamic learning community dedicated to providing all students with a strong curriculum, leadership, and support.
Cherokee is proud of its teachers, who are dedicated to challenging all students.
As partners in the Cherokee community, we ask our students to demonstrate responsibility and self discipline, and our families to be active in creating a school culture of respect and support for the personal achievement of all students.
www.madison.k12.wi.us /203.htm   (977 words)

 Facts for Kids: Cherokee Indians (Cherokees)
The Cherokees are original residents of the American southeast, particularly Georgia, North and South Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
Here are memories of the Cherokee Trail of Tears from two 19th-century writers, a Cherokee Indian who walked the Trail as a boy and an American soldier who accompanied the Cherokees.
The Cherokees often fought with their neighbors the Creeks, Chickasaws, and Shawnees, but other times, they were allies of those tribes.
www.geocities.com /bigorrin/cherokee_kids.htm   (1666 words)

 The Cherokee Trail of Tears - National Historic Trail - 1838-1839   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cherokees were not allowed to conduct tribal business, contract, testify in courts against whites, or mine for gold.
Twenty signed the treaty, ceding all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi to the U.S., in exchange for $5 million and new homelands in Indian Territory.
Two-thirds of the ill-equipped Cherokees were trapped between the ice-bound Ohio and Mississippi Rivers during January.
rosecity.net /tears/trail/tearsnht.html   (1112 words)

 Cherokee Companion   (Site not responding. Last check: )
We do know, however, that the Cherokees had developed a complex civilization, with their own language, and a well-balanced system of local (city) governments, each comprised of seven clans, and requiring the participation of both men and women in order to function.
One band of Cherokees, the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, is at the time of this writing, the second-largest "recognized tribe" in the United States.
The Cherokee Companion software presents 84 of them, excluding one of the three symbols for the "NAH" syllable, and another which was dropped by Sequoyah several years after he created the syllabary.
www.intertribal.net /NAT/Cherokee/WebPgCC1/CC1home.htm   (1226 words)

 Cherokee   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During the British and French struggle for control of colonial North America, the Cherokee generally sided with the British, and during the American Revolution the tribe aided Great Britain.
Because of this system, the Cherokee were included as one of the so-called Five Civilized tribes.
In Indian Territory the Cherokee reorganized their government under their chief, John Ross.
www.emayzine.com /lectures/Cherokee.html   (488 words)

The original location of the Cherokee was the southern Appalachian Mountains, including western North and South Carolina, northern Georgia and Alabama, southwest Virginia, and the Cumberland Basin of Tennessee, Kentucky, and northern Alabama.
Although the poor Cherokee still lived in simple log cabins, many Cherokee were more prosperous and 'civilized' than their increasingly envious white neighbors.
A Cherokee newspaper, The Phoenix, began publication in the native language in February, 1828.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/cultural/northamerica/cherokee.html   (371 words)

 Cherokee Language and the Cherokee Indian Tribe (Tsalagi, Tsa-la-gi, Aniyunwiya)
History: The best-known episode in Cherokee history was also the worst: the Trail of Tears, the forced relocation of the Cherokee Indians from their ancestral home in the southeast to Oklahoma.
Fifteen to twenty thousand Cherokee Indians (along with Choctaw, Creek, and other tribes) were rounded up and herded to Oklahoma in the winter of 1838-1839.
If you understand this, both the extent to which the Cherokees had adopted American standards of civilization before the Removal and the ultimate futility of it, you will go a long way towards understanding the Cherokee mentality and also the attitudes of other Indian peoples towards us.
www.native-languages.org /cherokee.htm   (651 words)

 Alabama Counties: Cherokee   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cherokee County was created by the Alabama legislature on 1836 Jan. 9.
It was named for the Cherokee Indians, who ceded the land that now comprises the county to the Federal government by the treaty of New Echota, 1835 Dec. 29.
Cherokee County is located in the northeastern portion of the state, in the Appalachian Mountains.
www.archives.state.al.us /counties/cherokee.html   (166 words)

The removal was accomplished in 1839, and their tribal existence continued under the style of the "Cherokee Nation", until dissolved for American citizenship in 1906.
The Cherokees were a sedentary and agricultural people, with hunting and fishing as subordinate occupations.
The story of a Cherokee mission as early as 1643 must be regarded as apocryphal.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03646a.htm   (535 words)

 Cherokee - Test for Unicode support in Web browsers
Cherokee is an Amerind language used by the Cherokee people of the southern USA; it was only a spoken language until the script was invented in 1821.
For users of Macintosh OS X 10.2, a commercial Cherokee Language Kit with a Unicode font and a keyboard layout is available from XenoType Technologies.
The characters that appear in the first column of the following table depend on the browser that you are using, the fonts installed on your computer, and the browser options you have chosen that determine the fonts used to display particular character sets, encodings or languages.
www.alanwood.net /unicode/cherokee.html   (303 words)

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