Early Cherokee people used canoes for water transportation and walking for land transportation. Many tribes used dogs as pack animals to carry supplies. After the Europeans introduced horses to America, the Cherokee integrated them into their daily lives.
Canoes were commonly made from carved out logs in dugout, bark or plank styles. Some tribes made more elaborate canoes than others. The Cherokee settled largely in the Southeast portion of the United States and canoes provided a fast way to travel over the various waterways in Georgia and the Carolinas. In addition to hunting and farming, Cherokee men also fished for food for the tribe.