The Cherokee lived in small villages of about 400 to 500 people, in 30 to 60 homes, indicating the existence of an extended family structure consisting of multiple generations under one roof. The villages often contained... More » History Modern History US History

Sequoyah and Nancy Ward are two famous Cherokee Indians. Sequoyah invented the Cherokee writing system, and Nancy Ward played an important role in political decisions regarding the Cherokee. More » History Modern History US History

Cherokee Indians are currently entitled to several government benefits. One of the most significant of these is free healthcare, which is provided by clinics and hospitals run by and for the tribe. These facilities are f... More » Government & Politics Social Services
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Aside from being an accomplished silversmith for his people, Sequoyah's most notable contribution to the Cherokee was the development of a writing system in the early 19th century. The Cherokee syllabary, which was creat... More » History Modern History US History

The Anasazi community built their homes, the famed cliff dwellings, into the mountainsides with but a single exit for defense purposes.These people could carry out all the aspects of living within these dwellings except ... More » History Modern History US History

The religion typically followed by the Cherokee Native Americans has many concepts that are elemental and have some relation to nature, such as Father Sky, which is equivalent to the Christian God. Cherokees also worship... More » History Modern History US History