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The Cherokee

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Laura Flanagan

on 1 March 2016

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The Cherokee
Cherokee Religion
The Cherokee believed that there were
certain beings that came down from the
sky in the forms of the world, moon, and
stars.
Cherokee Clothing
The Cherokee wore animal skins before
the Europeans introduced them to cloth
Cherokee Food
The Cherokee ate corn, beans, squash, sunflowers, deer, wild turkeys, small game, fish, and cornbread.
Cherokee Language
The Cherokee spoke Tsalagi, an
Iroquoian language created by
Sequoyah.
Cherokee Weapons
The Cherokee used arrowheads, spear points, stone weapons, axes, tomahawks, blowguns and poisoned darts for their weapons and hammer stones, deer antlers and fire as tools in shaping these weapons.
Cherokee Dances
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Cherokee Dances fall into two basic categories: Social Dances and Religious or Ceremonial Dances. Religious Dances always involved pre-selected dancers and complex choreography and steps, and also included at least one social dance at the end of the ceremonies which was open to all of the participants in a ceremonial dance.
http://www.aaanativearts.com/cherokee/cherokee-dances.htm
Cherokee housing
The Cherokee lived in houses made out of oak saplings in the winter and open-aired houses roofed in bark in the summer.
Cherokee Art
Faced with continuing loss of their lands and
the decline of hunting and fishing in the 19th
century, the Cherokee Indian Tribe and their
relatives, the Iroquois nations of New York
State and Canada, came up with a successful
survival strategy: they would sell tourists the
fancy Indian beadwork, wood carvings, and
beautiful baskets they had long done for
themselves. Tourists loved their Indian designs.
http://nativeamerican-art.com/cherokee-art.html
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