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 in Cultures & Traditions
The Cherokee Indians lived in log cabins reinforced with mud and wood. They settled in the southeast woodland region of America, although originally they were from the Great Lakes area.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 >
At some point during the pan-Indian movement of the 1960s and 1970s, dream catchers became a popularly made item among many Native American tribes, including the Cherokee, Navajo and Lakota. They are not, however, traditional to those tribes historically.Full Answer >