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The Carolina Story—American Indians and Chapel Hill:

Ethel Bigmeat around Daughter of Charlotte Bigmeat the Cherokee woman who made quality pottery. The Bigmeat family still makes some of the best pottery today.

Cherokee women working on beadwork and pottery projects in Swain County, North Carolina - circa 1940

Cherokee women in North Carolina, two are handburnishing coiled pottery and one is beading, clapboard house, typical southern caned chairs

Nanyehi (Cherokee: ᎾᏅᏰᎯ: “One who goes about”), AKA Nancy Ward (ca. 1738–1822 or 1824) was a Beloved Woman of the Cherokee Nation, which means that she was allowed to sit in councils & to make decisions, along with the chiefs and other Beloved Women

Nanyehi (Cherokee: ᎾᏅᏰᎯ: “One who goes about”), AKA Nancy Ward (ca. or was a Beloved Woman of the Cherokee Nation, which means that she was allowed to sit in councils & to make decisions, along with the chiefs and other Beloved Women

Cherokee do not look much like other tribes of Indians, one of the myths of our name is that the word Cherokee means Those who came from far away, as the other Indians thought that we came from the sky.

Previous Pinner: Cherokee do not look much like other tribes of Indians, one of the myths of our name is that the word Cherokee means Those who came from far away, as the other Indians thought that we came from the sky.

Florence Tsianina Evans (aka Tsianina Redfeather, aka Tsianina Blackstone) - Creek/Cherokee - circa 1925 {Note: Born in 1882 in Oklahoma Territory, and listed as Florence Evans on the Creek Rolls, though most family and friends new her by her Creek name, Tsianina. She had a long career as a professional singer and entertainer.}

Tsianina Redfeather - ᏣᎳᎩᏱ ᏕᏣᏓᏂᎸᎩ (Cherokee) and Mvskoke (Creek) Nations - C 1925 - Born in 1882 in Oklahoma Territory - She had a long career as a professional singer and entertainer.

Cherokee Nancy Ward, is Nanyehi. birth name, Nanyeh means, "she who walks among the spirit people." day she was born, a white wolf appeared on the horizon. Born 1738 in Chota, Cousin of Hannah Rebecca Arthur Nikitie wife of Gabriel Arthur frontiersman

Cherokee Nancy Ward, is Nanyehi. birth name, Nanyeh means, "she who walks among the spirit people." day she was born, a white wolf appeared on the horizon. Born 1738 in Chota, Cousin of Hannah Rebecca Arthur Nikitie wife of Gabriel Arthur frontiersman

One of my Cherokee great grandmothers on her 104th birthday. She was left behind while the rest of her family walked on the Trail of Tears. Her name is listed only as Maiden on census rolls.

Cherokee grandmother on her birthday. She was left behind while the rest of her family walked on the Trail of Tears. Her name is listed only as Maiden on census rolls.

Difference Between Cherokee Indians & Other Indian Tribes

Citizens of the Cherokee Nation dressed in traditional clothing. From left, Noel Grayson, Daimian Beaver, Olivia Beaver, Colleen Jumper Daugherty and Gabrial Beaver. (Photo courtesy of the Cherokee Nation /National Museum of the American Indian)

The Cherokee Indian Reservation is located on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is the home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. These Indians are descended from those who fled to the rugged heart of the Smokies to avoid the removal to Oklahoma. (Photo - Ramsey Walkingstick)  Cherokee Indian_white clothing by SC_postcard_trader, via Flickr

The Cherokee Indian Reservation is located on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is the home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Native Americans.

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Beautiful Cherokee grandmother 10 Important Facts About the Cherokee Tribe "Aniyunwiya," which means "the principal people," their native tongue IS KNOWN as "Tsalagi.

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