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Common Cherokee surnames include Rogers, Starr, McDaniel, Lowrey, Gunter, Hicks, Kingfisher, Vann, Ward, Adair, Crittenden, Cornsilk, Sizemore and Smith. Some Cherokee surnames have English, Scots-Irish and Scottish orig... More »

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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 »

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Traditional Cherokee Indian clothing was made from animal hides stitched together to make dresses for women and tunics and leggings for men. The edges of the leather were often trimmed into fringes or tassels for decorat... 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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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 inte... More »

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Some Cherokee Indian tribal symbols include the numbers four and seven, circles, the owl, the cougar, and trees such as the holly, spruce, laurel and cedar. The cedar tree is particularly sacred to the Cherokee, and its ... 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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