When the Europeans began their invasion of the Americas, the Cherokees were an agricultural people whose villages could be found throughout the American Southeast. Cherokee families were based on matrilineal clans. Matrilineal clans are extended family groups with names, tradition, and oral history. Membership in each clan is through the mother: you belong to your mother’s clan. To be without a clan was to be without human identity.
While some of the cultural norms and expectations varied slightly amongst the members of the Sioux, Navajo, and Cherokee tribes, it seems as though the cultural communicative behaviors and/or many of the norms and expectations were overall exceedingly similar across these three tribes. Thus, we feel that while culture may vary slightly across tribes through their rituals and ceremonies, cultural values and identities were more related and applied throughout the general Native American heritage, rather than being tribe
When European explorers first discovered the “New World”, both the newly founded land,and the Native Americans that were effected in good and bad ways. When the Europeans first discovered the Natives, the explorers automatically assumed that they were superior or top class compared to them. Christopher Columbias states,(doc 4) “ Very handsome bodies and very fine faces. They ought to be good servants and of skill, for I see that they repeat very quickly whatever is said to them.” As you can tell from this quote, Columbias clearly thought thought of the Native American culture as a joke, and treated them as if they were animals.
One of the biggest and most powerful tribes in South Carolina was the Cherokee tribe. The were also known as the “real people”. THe Cherokee tribe was huge. Just one village could have over 600 people in it, and most of their villages were lined with a thing called palisade surrounding it for protection. Their leaders could be made up of men and women, and either gender could own land.
The culture, beliefs,and history influences the Cherokee’s stories/ documents by nature. The Cherokee’s are mainly based on nature. There whole life consists of nature because it was there only knowing. The cherokee culture is based mainly on nature.
When reading the origin myth from the Cherokee, it is clear that animals and plants were valued for assisting in creating the earth, receiving special gifts, and sharing the land with humans. Throughout the story, animals help with the development of the world. The Water Beetle made the land from mud, while the Buzzard made the mountains and valleys. The animals even positioned the sun perfectly so every creature could enjoy the light wherever they are. Some plants and animals were even singled out to show the unique qualities they were given.
The Comanche and Anglo Population developed very differently but had multiple things in common. One of the major developments was the horse for both groups. The Comanche used them much more and development extremely because of them. The Comanche used them for battle, transport, and trade mostly. The Anglo Population, with Hays, began practicing and became pretty accurate with their new pistols.
When we all have different thought on the inception of earth. Some people may believe in gods and goddess and other in a whole different thing. We all have different views because we all know different stories. Stories that been told for thousands of years. Many of those archetypes are very similar and also different in their own way.
the legendary and supernatural, the prophecies and histories, the animal fables and jokes that make up the rich and lively Choctaw storytelling tradition. The stories display intelligence, artistry, and creativity as Choctaw narrators, past and present, express and struggle with beliefs, values, humor, and life
Walking down a street in New York City is an experience unto itself. From the colorful, diverse clothing to the different languages, there is always something new to see and hear. The clash of so many cultures is part of what makes New York City so fascinating. It is beautiful in its diversity and acceptance. No one enjoying the blur of cultures and languages can imagine the difficulties and horrors caused by the same diversity in cultures and languages elsewhere.
From eight present-day states; Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina, more than forty thousand square miles, lived the largest Native American tribe in the United States. The Cherokee. The Cherokee were once a very powerful tribe, they had lived and hunted in a large area of land. Like many Native American tribes, the Cherokee had called themselves “the real people” or the “principal people”. In Cherokee, that word is Ani-Yun-wiya.