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 » History Modern History US History

The Cherokee are of Iroquoi descent and were originally located in the Great Lakes area, but they moved to the Southeast throughout the Carolinas, Georgia and eastern Tennessee. The discovery of gold in Georgia in 1828 p... More »

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 »

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 » History Modern History US History

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 »

Some symbols used by Cherokee warriors include a bloody hand to indicate someone wounded or killed and a left-pointing arrow beneath a right-pointing arrow to represent war. Other symbols include two crossed arrows to re... More »

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