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Common Cherokee last names can be difficult to ascertain. During the period between the late 1700's and the beginning of 1900, Cherokees tended to adopt a European surname and give this name to their children, choosing n... More »

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There are a number of possibilities of the meaning and origin of the word "Cherokee," and there is no certainty as to the original meaning even among Cherokee people. One theory is that the word derives from the Cherokee... More »

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Some common surnames of Cherokee Indians are Eagle, Tuckahoe, Wickett, Wilenawa and Oconostota, which belong to the Ahnigatogewi, or the Wild Potato Clan. Other surnames include Bentleg, Beaver, Goodpaster, Cornsilk and ... More »

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Common Cherokee Indian names include Dustu which means "spring frog" and Oconostota which means "warrior of Chota." Other popular Cherokee Indian names include Degataga which means "standing together" and Gawonii which m... More »

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When writing "Common Sense," Paine wanted to show the common man why the United States should be independent of England. He also wanted to show these people that they had the resources needed to build a navy. More »

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According to a 1904 newspaper article cited on Pollysgranddaughter.com, some common Cherokee family names are Beanstalk, Bearpaw, Dirteater, Fox, Fivekiller, Deer-in-the-water, Featherhead, Fence, Falling and more. Other... More »

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Cherokee Indians, like other Native Americans, have dark hair, brown skin, and a distinct bone structure. AccessGenealogy.com notes a broad and flat face and a narrow nose as prominent characteristics; however, actual ph... More »

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