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How were the Cherokee Indians different from their neighbors?

Mar 26th, 2015

The Cherokee nation was one of the tribes that were not forced off their land during the trial of tears (most of their neighbors were). In fact, the Cherokee nation purchased 57,000 acres that would be used as their geographical location.  As most other tribes, the Cherokee tribe was considered matrilineal. One of the biggest differences between the Cherokee tribe and other tribes is the marriage agreement confounded; in fact, no member of the tribe is allowed to marry another member.  This was implemented because the Cherokee tribe believed its members to be brother and sister.  One of the most distinct characteristics of any society would be their belief system; for instance, Cherokee tribe’s people considered numbers a strict factor in ceremonies. The numbers four and seven repeatedly occur in Cherokee myths, stories and ceremonies. The number four represents all the familiar forces, also represented in the four directions. These directions are east, west, north and south. In addition, certain colors are also associated with these directions.  One of the most compelling features of the Cherokee tribe was their ability to compound separate entities within one. There were 7 clans of the Cherokee tribe. One of the most intriguing beliefs of the Cherokee tribe was that of the little People. According to the Cherokee, These individuals cannot be seen by man unless they wish it. When they allow themselves to be seen, they appear very much like any other Cherokee, except they are very small, and have long hair, sometimes reaching all the way to the ground. Traditional Cherokee tribes also belief that when a person dies, his soul remains alive on the planet in the form of a ghost. Interestingly, the Cherokee tribes people would never war headdresses. The Cherokee tribes people(men) wore a woven turban. This was based off of the Sequoyah, the creator of the Cherokee Syllabary who is always pictured wearing a turban.


Ps. If you need more details please ask , these are the basic core distinct differences. These are based off of historical documents, articles, and novels that depicted the cherokee tribes people. I did not include names of the 7 clans;however, I can if you wish. If you need anything else, Please ask. 


Mar 26th, 2015

The Cherokee nation was one of the tribes that were not forced off their land during the trial of tears (most of their neighbors were). In fact, the Cherokee nation purchased 57,000 acres that would be used as their geographical location.  As most other tribes, the Cherokee tribe was considered matrilineal. One of the biggest differences between the Cherokee tribe and other tribes is the marriage agreement confounded; in fact, no member of the tribe is allowed to marry another member.  This was implemented because the Cherokee tribe believed its members to be brother and sister.  One of the most distinct characteristics of any society would be their belief system; for instance, Cherokee tribe’s people considered numbers a strict factor in ceremonies. The numbers four and seven repeatedly occur in Cherokee myths, stories and ceremonies. The number four represents all the familiar forces, also represented in the four directions. These directions are east, west, north and south. In addition, certain colors are also associated with these directions.  One of the most compelling features of the Cherokee tribe was their ability to compound separate entities within one. There were 7 clans of the Cherokee tribe. One of the most intriguing beliefs of the Cherokee tribe was that of the little People. According to the Cherokee, These individuals cannot be seen by man unless they wish it. When they allow themselves to be seen, they appear very much like any other Cherokee, except they are very small, and have long hair, sometimes reaching all the way to the ground. Traditional Cherokee tribes also belief that when a person dies, his soul remains alive on the planet in the form of a ghost. Interestingly, the Cherokee tribes people would never *wear headdresses. The Cherokee tribes people(men) wore a woven turban. This was based off of the Sequoyah, the creator of the Cherokee Syllabary who is always pictured wearing a turban.

Mar 26th, 2015

sorry, typo

Mar 26th, 2015

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