Some Cherokee names for girls and their meanings are as follows; Adsila - blossom, Ama - water, Sequoia - redwood, Immookalee - waterfall, Usdi - baby, Awinita - fawn, Leotie - flower of the prairie, Hialeah - beautiful meadow, Inola - black fox, Ahyoka - she brought happiness and Salali - squirrel. Babies were named according to gender, nature, totem animals and the appearance or features of the baby.Know More
The Cherokee originally settled in the south-eastern part of the United States, namely Georgia, North and South Carolina, and Tennessee. In the 19th century they were known among white settlers as one of the "Five Civilized Tribes," along with the Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole tribes, as they had adopted many cultural and technological practices of their European counterparts into their own culture; they were one of the first major non-European groups to gain United States citizenship.
The modern Cherokee tribes consist of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina, and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, based in Arkansas and Oklahoma. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the Cherokee Nation has more than 314,000 members, making it the largest of the federally recognized Native American tribes in the United States.Learn more about Cultures & Traditions
The central belief system guiding Cherokee Indian life assigns importance to various numbers, rewards good, punishes evil, acknowledges the powers of certain animals and establishes protocols for associating with the spirited Little People. Cherokee Indians, like other American citizens, live according to moral, ethical and religious codes. They attribute historical meaning and significance to natural and commonplace objects, such as the elements of Earth and its natural forces, colors and human traits.Full Answer >
The houses of Cherokee Indians were made using plaster and river cane, and they had thatched roofs. During the winter season, the Cherokee lived in smaller houses built with mud and clay to stay warmer.Full Answer >
According to a study carried out by professors Daniel and Susan Voyer at the University of New Brunswick, girls perform better than boys because of self-discipline and encouragement. A study by top scientists at the University of Pennsylvania, Martin Seligman and Angela Lee Duckworth, showed that girls have an aptitude for patience, setting goals and actively addressing frustration.Full Answer >
The Cherokee Indians enjoyed making a variety of crafts for both aesthetic and functional reasons, including pottery items such as peace pipes and bowls, baskets made from buckbrush and honeysuckle as well as clothing with unique dyes and marbles. The clothing that is popular in the Cherokee Indian circles are the ribbon shirts for men and the tear dresses for women, which is the standard traditional look.Full Answer >