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Matriarchy: Based on the mothers of the tribes
Children took clan and kinship of mother
Women had an equal voice
2 chiefs, One for war and one for peace
Democratic decision making
Cherokee women harvested and planted crops
Traveling between villages was a day's walk
Roads were made along rivers
Had big celebrations and competitions
Polytheistic yet believed in a supreme being
All songs and dances originated from the slaying of Stone Coat
Believed Earth was an island in the sea created by a Water-Beetle
Many myths about animals/plants
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The Cherokees came from a branch of Iroquois
Arrived in Smoky mountains in about 1000 A.D.
Cherokee were seven clans (Blue, Long Hair, Bird, Paint, Deer, Wolf, Wild Potato)
Area stretched from Ohio River to South Carolina
Forced into the Trail of Tears because of gold
European's changed the way they dressed
English affected the Cherokee the most
English brought diseases that could wipe out full tribes
Large clay and wood houses held multiple families
Cherokees usually had a sense of humor
Took care of their enviorment
Native American named sequoyah made the alphabet for the Cherokees