The Cherokee people have been around for years prior to European invasion and colonization. By the time of European contact, the Cherokee spoke multiple dialects and were spread over a vast area of land (Sturm, 2002, p. 30) As per Indians.org, the Cherokee people are a North American Indigenous group of Iroquoian descent. Originally from the Great Lakes region, a migration to the east coast had taken place. The tribes had lived in cabins and were in different sections. With the introduction of the white man, Cherokee had quickly adopted different ways of life from these people. The search for gold and other resources was the main driver for Cherokee displacement. Of historical note, the movement of the Cherokee people from west to east is known as the Trail of Tears. Many have lost their lives during this journey.
The Seminole tribe lived in America a long time ago. They also lived in the Florida Everglades. Today, some of them still live in Florida in villages.
lodges were made by digging a hole in the ground, then covering it with logs and
Researchers in the nineteenth century recorded conversations with elders who recounted a tradition of the Cherokee people 's migrating south from the Great Lakes. By the 19th century, European settlers in the United States
Men in the Choctaw tribe, had the basic jobs of any Native American tribe. Men took on jobs as hunters. This provided the necessary meats and hides that the tribe needed to survive. They also acted as warriors who protected their family and tribes during a war or battle. The men painted their faces and bodies to try to intimidate their enemies. During war time, war chiefs, most commonly men, made the big decisions. However, during peacetime, the women made the real decisions of the Choctaw Tribe. For this reason, the tribe is considered matriarchal, or the women is the head of
Ranging from the south Alleghenies mountain range all the way down to the south of Georgia and far west of Alabama, lived the Cherokee Indians. They were a powerful detached tribe of the Iroquoian family and were commonly called Tsaragi which translates into "cave people." This tribe was very prominent in what is now called the U.S, but over time has been split up or run out of their land because of social or political encounters with the new settlers from Europe. Despite the dispersion or the split amongst this tribe, they still obtained their core religious beliefs, practices and ceremonies. Their detailed belief system, fundamental beliefs, significant meanings, and their connection to song and dance make up their religious system. The early
So even though the Navajo are considered to be fierce warriors, they are a peaceful people that live on their large large land. Since they don 't use the modern technology or creations we have and use, they make their own homes, food, tools, clothing, and
Quite simply put, Europeans viewed Africans and Native Americans as inferior to themselves. They were considered to be heathens and barbarians by the Europeans. And, at least initially, they were not Christian. It was believed that Europeans could save both Native Americans and Africans not only spiritually but also economically and socially. This type of attitude also most likely made it much easier for the Europeans to discriminate and exploit them.
Native Americans have a really diverse culture and one report is not enough to talk about all of their cultures. They have fourteen tribes so it is obvious that they will have a lot of different cultures and traditions between all fourteen tribes. It is impossible to have fourteen tribes with different people and expect them to all believe in the same things so some of them have different beliefs and different traditions. They worshipped a lot of gods and even some of the gods had dolls made for them. Some tribes worshipped the sun or fire or some serpents. Buckle your seatbelts boys and girls because today the topic is going to be about those three things.
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.
In the late 1500’s, the five tribes Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca joined together to form Iroquois Confederacy. Before uniting they had been fighting with each other, a man from Huron tribe(the peacemaker) set out to end this war. The offer of peace was first accepted by the woman and this is how clan mother came to be the head of the family. These five tribes called themselves Haudenosaunee, meaning people of the longhouse. In 1723, the six nation Tuscarora joined the Iroquois Confederacy. Through peace they became united and strong.
Iroquois Confederacy was an association of five tribes named Mohawk, Oneida, Onandaga, Cayuga, Seneca. The conference was characterized by a peaceful pact between the tribes. In 1700, the Tuscarora tribe joined to the confederacy making the Six Nations Iroquois. Each tribe was compound by two moieties, and each moiety was compound by one or more exogamous clans. The Iroquois Confederacy had a huge importance in America History because they were the immense native American political group that fought with French and England settlement of the America. It also had an influence in a creation of the government systems. The Iroquois usually were organized by clans led by a woman. In that time, the Confederate chiefs wore headdresses with pairs of deer antlers on it. The clans had particular religions and ceremonials. The members of one tribe when visited another village, expected to have food and clothes from the village that they were visited.
The first tribe I will be talking about is the Navajo tribe. The Navajos are a native American tribe located in the Southwest region. They are one of the tribes that mastered the skill and art of farming. The Navajos grew plants like corn, beans, squash, and cotton. The Navajos grew cotton so they could make woven items like blankets; the Navajo would then trade the woven items to get things like bison meat, and other things that could be used to make tools or weapons. They had every different houses than many other tribes like the
Women made the jewelry and sewed clothes (“Choctaw Tribe”). Colorful clothes and symbols were very important to their society, most of the symbols on their clothes resembled stars or the sun. Feathers were not commonly worn by the Choctaws. The women of the Choctaw Nation were domesticated. They mainly farmed, cooked and made clothes. Their other job was to come with the man on his hunts, to make the men’s meals and to drag his kill back to his camp (Carson 496) The Choctaw men were avid hunters and fished often. Men governed the tribe, performed rituals, and declared war on neighboring tribes (496). When a Choctaw was born the mother and father would separate during the birth. After the baby was delivered the parents chose a name. The names were for a particular skill, an animal, or something unique that involved the birth (Milligan
Powhatan Indians men’s fished in rivers , trapped and hunted animals for food and clothing, and made weapons and tools for farming. The women's chores were making pottery and wooden plates, gardening, and gathering food like nuts and berries. They grew grapes, corn, pumpkins, squash, sunflowers and beans. After the women made the pottery, they put them out for the sun to dry them. They also made clothing for the village. Both the men and the women worked very hard.