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Good methods to learn the Cherokee language include studying the resources provided by the Cherokee Nation and contacting an organization dedicated to preserving native languages. As with learning any language, the best ... More »

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The Cherokee Indians do not generally use one symbol to represent an idea or set of ideas, but they do rely on an alphabet. The symbols for the word family are ᏏᏓᏁᎸᎯ. More »

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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 »

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Nancy Ward, also known as Nanye-hi, was the last in the Cherokee Nation to be named Ghighua, or Beloved Woman. She earned this title after she led a group to victory against the Creeks at the Battle of Taliwa. More »

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Traditionally, people of the Cherokee Nation enjoyed a staple food diet that included the "three sisters," or corn, beans, potatoes and squash. Meat staples of the past were deer and turkey. Other foods incorporated into... More »

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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 »

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The Cherokee used arrowheads, spear points, stone weapons, axes, tomahawks, blowguns and poisoned darts for their weapons and hammer stones, deer antlers and fire as tools in shaping these weapons. These Native Americans... More »

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