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Masks Representing the Seven Clans of the Cherokee
cicely masonon 26 September 2012
Transcript of Masks Representing the Seven Clans of the Cherokee
a.k.a.-"The Wolf Clan" The Wolf Clan is also known as the biggest of the clans. * Because this clan was the
"watcher of the wolves"-
many warriers came
from this clan.
This clan was known for being
"protectors" of the wolves,
and the tribe Clan wood- hickory Clan Color- red Clan flag- red with white stars If you were born into the Cherokee nation, you would automatically belong to whichever clan your mother belonged to. Example of a
Mask Th "Anisahoni"
a.k.a- "The Blue Paint Clan" Clan color- Blue Clan flag- blue with white stars Clan wood- Ash This clan is known for growing herbs that are used in making medicines and in cooking Clan Characteristics are - care giver grace strength growth Example of a "Blue Clan" Mask Example of
a blue paint
clan mask Example of Bird
Clan Mask Example of a
Mask Example of a
Clan Mask Example of a
Clan Mask Example of a Deer Clan Mask Masks by O.LaCombe student at Cherokee Central School, Cherokee, NC http://www.georgiatribeofeasterncherokee.com/cherokeeclans.htm These masks are from the
Joel Queen art gallery in Cherokee, NC http://cherokeecentral.sharpschool.com/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4592853&pageId=10127814 Click below to here a student from Cherokee School
say the names of these 7 clans in Cherokee http://cherokeecentral.sharpschool.com/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4592853&pageId=10127814 http://cherokeecentral.sharpschool.com/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4592853&pageId=10127814 http://www.southwestindianarts.net/shopping/pgm-more_information.php?id=108&=SID http://cherokeecentral.sharpschool.com/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4592853&pageId=10127814 Image taken at the following website Example of the
Bird Clan Mask "Anitsiskwa" a.k.a- The Bird Clan
*The bird clan was known as the "messengers"
*Members took care of birds
*Members of this clan were allowed to wear
a.k.a- The Potato Clan * Members of this clan were "caretakers of the land
*Farmed the land
* Potatoes were one of their main crops "Anigilahi" a.k.a The Long Hair Clan *Known as "peacemakers"
*Peace Chiefs normally belonged to the Long Hair
*known as "strangers" clan because they often times adopted those who were not Cherokee into their clan "Aniwodi" a.k.a The Paint Clan * Commonly known as the "red" paint clan
*Known as "medicine
*They sometimes painted the medicine on patients during ceremonies "Anikawi" a.k.a The Deer Clan * Known as fast runners
*were the hunters of the Cherokee tribe
* were messengers from people to people