Cherokee Indians have facial features similar to those of other American Indians, which include high cheekbones, almond-shaped eyes, heavy eyelids, large front teeth, heavy earlobes and bronze skin. However, not all Cherokees possess these physical features, due to early contact with Scottish and German miners in the southeast.
Some Cherokees can be blond, blue-eyed and fair-skinned. Cherokee men are typically between 5 feet 4 inches and 5 feet 5 inches tall, with women usually being less than 6 inches shorter. Interestingly, Cherokees may gain some of their physical features from Middle Eastern peoples, as their DNA has trace similarities with that of Egyptians, Turks, Lebanese, Hebrews and Mesopotamians.