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Cherokee (chair-uh-kee) comes from a Muskogee word that means “speakers of another language”. But in other references, the word translates into “those who live in the mountains”. Cherokee Indians originally called themselves Aniyunwiya or “principal people” but they have now accepted the term Cherokee.
See the fact file below for more information on the Cherokee or alternatively download our comprehensive worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
- This native American tribe originally settled in the southeast portions of the United States, in North and South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee.
- In the 1800s, most Cherokees were forced to move to Oklahoma to create an Indian Territory along the Trail of Tears (Indian Removal). Some tribes agreed to this plan while others were forced by the US army.
- The Cherokee tribe was one of the largest eastern tribes and did not want to leave their homeland so they asked the government for permission to stay but they were forced to move anyway.
- The Trail of Tears happened during winter when they were not prepared to leave. Because of this march, over 4,000 Cherokee Indians died from starvation, disease and hypothermia.
- Most Cherokee Indians speak English today but some still speak the Cherokee Indian language which was invented by their scholar Sequoyah. He is the only documented Native American to successfully create a writing system for his tribe that led his people to become literate in a language of their own.
- The Cherokee Indians lived in settled villages, usually near rivers, where their houses were made of rivercane and plaster with thatched roofs.
- The tribe’s men and women had distinct roles. The men hunted, fought when necessary and made political decisions while the women farmed, tended to the children and the property and made social decisions on behalf of the clan.
- Only the men could become war chiefs while the women could become landowners and peace chiefs. Both genders took part in storytelling, artwork, music and traditional medicine. In the present day, these roles have changed in the way that women are often chiefs and men farmers.
- Their men did not wear much other than simple Ioin clothes made from deer while in the cooler weather, they added fur to their moccasins and wore deerskin shirts and leggings and fur robes and hats.
- The women wore deerskin shirts, dresses and loose blouses in warmer months. Like men, they wore fur or animal hide robes, sometimes adorned with jewellery and feathers which indicated their status.
Cherokee Tribe Worksheets
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use Cherokee Worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about Cherokee Indians who originally called themselves Aniyunwiya or “principal people” but they have now accepted the term Cherokee.
Download includes the following worksheets
- Cherokee Facts
- The Cherokee Indians
- The Indian Problem
- Trail of Tears I
- Trail of Tears II
- The Indian Removal
- Cherokee Indian Nation
- Greatest Cherokee Chief
- Cherokee Mythological Creatures I
- Cherokee Mythological Creatures II
- Sequoyah’s Syllabary
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