The Seven Clans of the Cherokee

Symbol of the 7 Clans

Division of the Clans

There are 7 clans of the Cherokee Indian. It is important to know this because they are not allowed to marry inside their clan. The women are the head of household in the Cherokee so membership is attained through the mother. The members within a clan are considered brothers and sisters.

It is said that there were originally 14 clans but some of the clans would not obey the laws and customs of the people and were driven out of the nation. The expelled clans formed the tribes now known as the Erie, Mohawk, Onandaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Oneida. It is taught among the Chickamauga that ALL clans are part of the Bear Clan. The seven clans that remained became known as Ugaya (Seven Clan Society).

Aniwahya (Wolf Clan or Panther representing war)
Aniwahya (Wolf Clan or Panther representing war)

Aniwahya (Wolf Clan or Panther representing war)

The Wolf Clan is the largest and most prominent clan. They provide most of the war chiefs in our history. They are the keeper and tracker of the wolf. They are the only clan who could kill a wolf through special ceremonies and wolf medicines.

It is their responsibility to develop, maintain and teach the knowledge of loyalty, protection and security. They have the ability to keep up to date intellegence on the surrounding environment, to function as part of the group while maintaining their own individuality and the wolf an its habitat. The clan color if the Aniwahya is red, their wood is hickory and their flag is red with white stars.

Ani Tsiskwa (Small Bird Clan or Eagle representing spirit)
Ani Tsiskwa (Small Bird Clan or Eagle representing spirit)

Ani Tsiskwa (Small Bird Clan or Eagle representing spirit)

The Small Bird Clan rests in the north on the Chickamaugan Stomp Ground. Members of this clan are the keepers of the birds, sacred feathers and bird medicines. They are very skilled in using blowguns and snares for bird hunting. These members are the messengers. They are responsible for teaching the importance of recognizing the whole pattern of life regarding positive and negative events. They teach keen observation, sharing and giving, interpretation of dreams, the birds, interpretation of their messages and their willingness for self-sacrifice for the sake of the two legged ones. They are responsible for collecting feathers earned by others because they were the only ones authorized to collect them. Their color is purple, their wood is maple and their flag is blue with red stars.

Anikawi (Deer Clan or Bison representing peace)
Anikawi (Deer Clan or Bison representing peace)

Anikawi (Deer Clan or Bison representing peace)

These clan members were the keeper of the deer, deer hunters and trackers, tanners and seamers as well as keeper of the deer medicines. They rest in the northwest on the Chickamaugan Stomp Ground. They are known as fast runners and foot messengers, delivering messages from village to village or person to person. They also maintain all sports and sports equipment. It is their responsibility to teach the knowledge of relaxation and unconditional love. They also teach of the deer and its habitat, including its willingness of self sacrifice to provide the two legged ones with food and clothing. Their color is brown, their wood is oak and their flag is purple with yellow stars.

Anigilohi (Twister Clan or "Long Hair" representing day and night)
Anigilohi (Twister Clan or "Long Hair" representing day and night)

Anigilohi (Twister Clan or "Long Hair" representing day and night)

Members of the Twister Clan are also known as Long Hair (Anigilohi), Hanging Down Clan or Wind Clan. The word Gilahi is short for an ancient Gitlvgvnahita, meaning "something that grows from the back of the neck". They rest in the south on the Chickamaugan Stomp Ground. Members of this clan wore their hair in elaborate hair styles, walked in a proud and vain manner, twisting their shoulders. (Hence, Twister Clan). Peace Chiefs wore a white feather robe. This clan's responsibility is to teach tradition, spiritual knowledge and intuition. Many old spiritual priests came from this clan. It is sometimes referred to as the Stranger Clan because prisoners of war, orphans from other tribes and others with no Cherokee tribe were often adopted into this clan. Their color is yellow, their wood is beech and their flag is black with white stars.

Anisahoni (Blue Clan or Blue Holly representing Sky)
Anisahoni (Blue Clan or Blue Holly representing Sky)

Anisahoni (Blue Clan or Blue Holly representing Sky)

Members of the Blue Clan were keepers of all children's medicines and caretakers of the medicinal herb gardens. They rest in the southwest on the Chickamaugan Stomp Ground. They became known for a medicine from a bluish colored plant called the Blue Holly and were so named after it. They are also known as the Panther or Wildcat Clan in some regions. Their responsibilities include teaching knowledge of the panther and its habitat, truth, ability to balance power, intention, physical strength, grace and growing, preparing and using herbs for food and medicinal purposes. Their color is blue, their wood is ash and their flag is blue with white stars.

Anigatogewi (Wild Potato Clan or Tobacco representing flesh)
Anigatogewi (Wild Potato Clan or Tobacco representing flesh)

Anigatogewi (Wild Potato Clan or Tobacco representing flesh)

Members of the Wild Potato Clan were known as farmers and gatherers of the wild potato plants in swamps (gatogewi meaning swamp), and along streams to make flour or bread. They rest in the south on the Chickamaugan Stomp Ground. Their responsibilities include teaching the knowledge of in-sight, introspection, gathering, growing and preserving food, and providing shelter. They also teach of the bear and its habitat and the bear's willingness for total self sacrifice to provide food and clothing for the two legged ones. This clan may have also been known as the Bear Clan. They are nurturers by nature and gatherers. According to the Chronicles of Oklahoma, they were originally known as the Kituwah Clan. Their color is green their wood is birch and their flag is yellow with green stars.

Aniwodi (Red Paint Clan representing death)
Aniwodi (Red Paint Clan representing death)

Aniwodi (Red Paint Clan representing death)

The Red Paint or Paint Clan were also known as the "Corn People". They rest in the southeast on the Chickamaugan Stomp Ground. Members of this clan made red paint. Dida:hnvwi:sgi (healers/ sorcerers and medicine men) and Adawehi (wisemen) traditionally came from this clan at one time in our history. This clan is the smalles and most secretive of the groups. Their responsibilitis include teaching the knowledge of life, birth, death and regeneration. They also teach of things kept hidden, second sight and illusion, including the ceremonies, rituals and tools thereof. They were the only ones allowed to make a special red paint and dye that were used for ceremonial purposes and warfare. This clan is known for their prominent Medicine People and Conjurors. Their color is white, their wood is locust and their flag is black with red stars.

Clan Control

Each clan is controlled by elected women and by elders of both men and women. The women were given this responsibility because they were the ones who stayed home with their babies and assured the continuity of the family and clan. Because of this responsibility of the women for the family and the town, all property belonged to the women and the children belonged to her clan as only a mother is known for sure. It was women who inherited field rights as handed down from mother to daughter.

It was the responsibility of each clan to judge and execute any punishment of any social wrong done by a clan member but the clan did not and could not make the laws or social customs. All laws and customs were made either by the Anidawehi, the people or evolved out of ancient acceptance. All religious laws were handled by the Anidawehi and Cherokee's believed religion was part of every day living.

The Four Sacred Colors

Each of the four sacred colors represent a direction and is associated with certain meanings.

  • Red: East / Success / triumph
  • White: South / peace / happiness
  • Black: West / death
  • Blue: North / defeat / trouble

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donnaleemason 8 years ago from North Dakota, USA

Another awesome hub Bonnie. I am really enjoying this series.

Donna


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Donna! I am enjoying doing it! There is so much to learn and never gets boring! Thanks for your support!

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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

That was really interesting. We do not understand so much of what or how the indians lived or their customs. So through your great hubs we are all learning together thanks for that Bonnie


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States Author

Thanks, Eileen! I appreciate you stopping by and all the support you have all been. It is a wonderful journey and I am glad I am taking it with friends.

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ms kim 8 years ago from IL

Love this series of hubs. Native American culture and customs are a valuable part of history that should never be lost. Good work and interesting reading.

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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States Author

Hi, MS Kim!

Thanks for stopping in and posting comments! I have really enjoyed doing these and running a couple of days behind on another one. But you know how it is...gotta save time for business LOL.

Bonnie


noquisi 8 years ago

Bonnie osiyo ale wado nasginai duquadadv

donadagohvi daksesdesdi


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States Author

Noquisi,

Thanks for dropping by and posting. I have spent the last several hours researching the translation for this post and I am afraid you may have to help me out on it. Unfortunately I know nothing about speaking or reading Cherokee language, which is something I am about to correct soon.

I found a few of the words so correct me if I am wrong. What I got so far has been:

Bonnie, Hello and thank you for (couldn't find the translation for duquadadv) Until we meet again (next one I couldn't locate, daksesdesdi).

I hope you come back through so you can help me with this as I am very curious now! Hopefully before long, I won't need a translation to understand the written language.

Bonnie


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Veronica Bright 8 years ago from Nebraska

Loved the hub! I love anything Native American. I wrote several Lenses on Squidoo about the Lakota Sioux. Keep up the good work on this topic!


Tsani Awohali 7 years ago

Correction on the color red, it represents war not death. Black represents death. That's why we call west as "wudeligvi"

EBCI


nanye-hi 7 years ago

omg


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latasha88 7 years ago

I love this! Its nice to find Cherokee history! Im still learning more about where i come from! Im a cherokee but my family dont speak the lanuage and stuff! And i would love to learn what Cherokee tribe my family is from! I have learned a few things to say though lol! um let me see...siyu(means:hello!)Osigwotsu? (how are you?) Osigwo (I'm well) ihina? (and you?) Osd! (Great!) That's all i know lol! well chat with ya later!


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Putz Ballard 6 years ago

Great hub, I live near Cherokee NC and have always ben told there is Cherokee blood on both sides of our family.

Robert Ballard


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Godslittlechild 6 years ago

I'm trying to trace my Cherokee ancestry. This hub was a learning experience for me. Thank you.


Jeannie 6 years ago

I have a question reguarding clans, what makes you a part of them? or how do you know which clan you belong to? I appoligize if you've already answered this and I just didn't understand it. Please someone email me and let me know, my family is cherokee (not 100 percent) and I am intrested in knowing what I can. Thanks so much and this is a really awsome page! sillycrzygirl03@yahoo.com


brenda p 6 years ago

this is so interesting it has help me understand more about culture.


Kimberly 6 years ago

I am a 13 year old girl in Auburn, NY. For homework, I had to write an essay about Cherokee. This video helped me a lot, and on the next day I got an A+ (I handed my essay in yesterday and is now commenting.) Thank you a lot of making this video, it helped me a lot. Really!!


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GarnetBird 6 years ago from Northern California

My Great Grandmother's clan was probably the Bird, as to this day I am obsessed with finding feathers and watching hawks, etc.-I know another Cherokee whose father was in the bird (Hawk) Clan. WOW. Great Hub!


hiiiiyyyyaaaa  6 years ago

hi im doig a project on Cherokee Indians this really opened my eyes thanks


Carol Dunn 6 years ago

I have been trying to trace my cherokee ancestry since I received my mothers birth certificate. Unfortunate I don't have family left to share knowledge. I'm told "Young" is well know cherokee name.?? Thank you for the clan data. I wish I knew which one to research


Lauren 6 years ago

Thanks for your website; I am lucky to know about my tribe and my clan and happy to see that there is another place out there where people can get information.....


Amanda  6 years ago

Upon researching for my family, Chief Sequoyah is my 6th or 7th great uncle. His mother was Wut-teh from the Red Paint Clan. My 6th or 7th great grandmother. Sequoyah (George Gist) married Sally Waters from the Bird Clan. This is the only information I have and am using to help aide my daughter in research for school. This hub has been wonderful in telling me what the role of the women were. I still have tons information I need to discover. Thanks for creating this page for us all!


Ruth 6 years ago

I have been looking for a site like this for a long time. I am so glad I Googled "Cherokee Indian 7 clans".

This is a very informative site. I've been researching my Cherokee heritage and keep coming up empty. This gives me a better understanding of the ways my 4th Great grandmother would have lived.


Tyler Williams 5 years ago

beautiful simply beautiful :')


tison 5 years ago

one of the goods


ty 5 years ago

hay good web site good info.


Rhonda Kiersey 5 years ago

I am Cherokee/Creek Heritage from Oklahoma area..My Great grandmother was the Pinetree/Maxwell clan..Does anyone have any History? I have her Dawes Roll number

and some pictures. my Grandma is 95 years old now and has some History.

Wado..Rhonda/ Cherokee singing Starr


shawn eugene thompson 5 years ago

i am the seventh gen. of susannah springfrog of the bird clan


Dave 5 years ago

How do I start tracing my heritage? My GGGG Grandmother burned her stuff because she was ashamed. That's how people made them feel. My GGGG grandfather was a frontiersman who saved her from death by this Govt!


Cheyenne Tiger 5 years ago

im 3/4 cherokee indian and im in the long hair clan. My boyfriend which is full blood cherokee is in the wild potato. my GG grandfather was in the trail of tears but he claimed to be black dutch. Im 14 and i dance at many different grounds in oklahoma, but my home land is red bird smith grounds. are chief (my grandfather) is very old and is almost his time. next in line is his son (my uncle). I wanna learn more about my history and where i came from. and how we came to be who we are today.


john 5 years ago

i loce how inforative your site is and would like more info on how to find out what clan i come from. please send me info on how to do this to blinkyjohn1969@yahoo.com thank you


Ulanigida Selu 5 years ago

Very interesting and informative site. I am of The Wolf Clan, Ancestors of the vow of silence after being herded onto the last trains to Tuscumbia and the flat bottom boats that went to ground. Among those that escaped was my Great grandMother and Great Great GrandMother.

While I have only their English names so far, I have the oral history of my Grandmother, first Daughter of Great GrandMother. I am the first born and Daughter of her First born Son.

While I may never find the Cherokee Names of my Ancestors, I love my Peoples and Pray to help any way I am able.

I appreciate the info you have. I also found a petition for the Cherokee of Tennessee and to my dismay, someone has messed with the site. While the petition is there there is little else but ads in rendom. I have tried to find a way to reach them and tell them to no avail. If anyone knows anyone there would you please be so kind as to let them know? There should be far more than 93 signatures on this petition. WaDo

Your Oginali & Ulv


Arden Kirkman 5 years ago

I found your site because I wanted to know more about the blue medicine the Cherokees gave to their children. I REALLY wanted to watch the rest of the videos. Your site is osd!!! Thank you so much. Your people are osd!!! At least one of my two daughters is part Cherokee, and I suspect the other may be also. I also suspect that all or most of my friends and the people I know are at least part Cherokee. I want to apologize for what the white man did to your beautiful land and culture and way of life.


Heather Willow  5 years ago

This site is wonderful. I am a girl scout leader and we are learning about the 7 clans. This site has wonderful information


Susan Farmer 5 years ago

Hi, I need help I have been told my great great Grandfather was full blooded Cherokee and from New Bern North Carolina,his name is Jesse James Gentry or Jentry. I have been told he died in North Carolina.He also live in Stringtown Kentucky where he married Kizzie Yates from Virgina they had two children William Johnny Gentry and Maybell Gentry.I appreciate any help you can give me.I hope to fine more of his family.Thank you Susan


Betty Giddings 5 years ago

I would like to know if you know anything about the Shawnee Cherokee?

my e-mail is bettyg2025@yahoo.com


Cathy Little Butterfly 5 years ago

THANK YOU FOR THIS POST, I HAVE CHEROKEE ON BOTH SIDES OF FAMILY ONE IS THE WOLF CLAN AND THE OTHER IS THE DEER CLAN!! AGAIN WADO FOR THIS POST AND MANY BLESSINGS!!!


A-da-le-ha 5 years ago

WADO FOR THIS POST. I TOO HAVE CHEROKEE ON BOTH SIDES. MANY BLESSINGS TO ALL:)


connie 5 years ago

Im looking for any information on my back ground. My father was in a family of 13 kids his mother was born on a reservation that's hospital burned down. Therefore no proof of birth. All Im looking for is proof of heritage . Im not looking for a free ride or any other financial gains. Her name is Naiomi Redman and I think she was born in or around Campbells Missiouri. If you can help me in any way please do. Thanks for your time and efforts Connie

consdabomb66@yahoo.com


Spiritcat 5 years ago

Connie, Bonnie, and whomever may help... My great-grandfather's name was James Redman from Kennett Missouri. His wife died in Missouri so long ago we don't know her name. I was told that the Redman's are indeed Cherokee, but we can't seem to trace past him. He moved to Onaway Michigan with his son Jewel and daughters Lucy, Mary and my grandmother who changed her name from Callie to Kelly. If James is a relative, I would not know, but would love to find out. I would also love to find out what clan we belong to. Thank you, Bonnie, for making these connections possible.

cmfrancois@speakeasy.net


Dan 5 years ago

Does anyone Know of any Cherokee elders, Living or passed, By the name of Ten Feathers? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thnx,, Dan


Mike cH 5 years ago

Osiyo,

I am not a member of anything, but recognize that the Spirit of these Cherokee people is strong inside of me and some of my Nephews and Nieces(we tan real easy... hah) and our children are "sacred" to our Hearts.

I knew my great grandmother who was half Irish and half Cherokee. She was the daughter of Mary Jane Tickener who showed up with her younger brother in Pennsylvania "K" House--Bradford County PA.

Even with this, my "surprise" came when my grandfather (dad's dad) was sitting and talking to me in his house and looked beside me and started to sound like a 10 year old boy. He was 90-something. He spoke Cherokee words (or I heard them??) and I asked who he was talking to. His reply was his Cherokee grandmother. A bride taken back north during the Civil War by his grandfather who was a Captain in the Military. I saw photos of his aunts and uncles, many were "very dark" people.

My mom, recently spoke about "dark people" coming to visit her. I recognized that these are her ancestors, so I told her to greet them and find out who they are.

She has Parkinson's and has been close to dying during this last year. Mom is the last "woman" in her clan that went gggrandmother

ggrandmother,

grandmother to

mom.

Since she only has sons, my mom is that last of her Cherokee clan.

Something INSIDE tells me that she needs to meet Cherokee women before she dies, so she can be accepted once again as a full-blood and clan mother. I do not know how this is done.

I am curious about many things, but feel that there is more inside that I do not know. I have had other Native Peoples tell me that my face and body are more Native than european. I keep learning new things all the time.

The best part for me, is that I love to listen to Cherokee peoples together with the laughter and good Spirit they have for each other.

adanvdo,

gogv unega


student 4 years ago

thanks for info


student 4 years ago

Thanks to this info i pased my class!!


stundent 4 years ago

me too


lil wayne 4 years ago

me too


Einstein 4 years ago

great info, i got A+


Eminem 4 years ago

Awesome! Im learning about this!


charlene 4 years ago

is the bell name any relation to the wolf clan


Robert Johnson 4 years ago

Osiyo my cherokee family


Anhawake 4 years ago

Ocyio

I am a PROUD member of the Western Band of Cherokee. My family is of the Wolf Clan & Paint Clan. My 7th cousin was Will Rogers who was of the Paint Clan. I went to The Nation to shop one day during National Holiday and saw a wall hanging for Ani Waya, I asked for it in Tsa La Gi..did I get some looks. LOL..I keep it with all my Cherokee/Native American items..I was told as a teen that my GG Grandmother was a Di-da Ih-ne-se Is-gi. I guess I get a little from both sides.

My Aunt was buried with the Blanket of the Chiefs draped over her, and on it; her name embroidered with her DOB & DOD..It hangs in the Nation's House.

It was nice seeing this site. Keep up the education.

Wado U ha O s dv i ga


Crystal 4 years ago

Wow!! I love all of this info. My cousins and I are researching our heritage and found that my great great grand mother was cherokee indian. her husband who is my great great grandfather was part indian and part black. It is not clear if it was his mother or father who was indian. I am very excited about these findings. Keep up the great work. Oh yea. I have a pic of het next to a flag. Im gonna look ay it again to see what clan she belobged to. Thanks again


Soaring Hawk 4 years ago

This has been great for a book that I am currently compossing.


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breedybird 4 years ago

This is really an interesting piece of work. Im 15, and Cherokee. My family really isn't into all of the history because of modern economy; really no time to research. I had two grandmothers that were full Cherokee and I've always been interested in learning about my culture.. problem is I dont know very much..only one granma's name: Jewl Sundae. The other one had an american name in which we only used her last name. Leffew. But thank you for the info.


Hadahra Ben-Israel 4 years ago

Hello,

I just love this site~! Thank you for all your efforts here.

I am looking for anyone who may know any Yocums...My great grandmother....Hattie Yocum...well I'd love to find more about her..

Thank you!

my email is hadahra@gci.net if anyone has any info or wants to talk!


John 4 years ago

To shawn eugene thompson,

I too am descended from Susannah of the Bird Clan. I am finding different sources that say her names was either Springfrog or Corntassel. Was wondering if anyone had any definite information on that.

Also, I noticed your last name was Thompson. You wouldn't happen to be descended from Ann (Susan) Sanders Wooldridge Thompson, would you?

email me and we can discuss: beretta27@aol.com

Thanks!

-john


Dale Fenner 4 years ago

I grew up west. This clip refreshed memories of faces I have known. Memories of a land were I grew up. The People of the American continent were indeed a People.

Aho


Sue T. Sims 4 years ago

Very interesting- thank you!! I am interested in the the Vanns and which clan they would belong to.


Lucyia 4 years ago

My great grandfather was apart of the wolf clan that is so so cool!!!


Marilynkokc 4 years ago

Looking for info for Martha Pinetree was full blood Cherokee born in Cherokee Nation Ga. She married Henry Cagle in Warren Co. Tn.


Wolflover 4 years ago

I'm Cherokee on my father's side and I would like to know which clan I am from. How do you think I should go about finding that out?? My father has found out that his great-great grandmother was a princess so I suspect that I am Wolf Clan seeing as they are the first ranked out of the 7. But like I said, I don't know for sure. My father isn't sure either which Clan we are related to. So can you help me??


Boogz 4 years ago

@Wolflover


Boogz 4 years ago

...Sorry it entered without me finishing. I am proudly a part of the Wolf Clan as well as a Cherokee. The only way to establish one's clan is through their mother, not their father or his lineage.


Joel Tilson 4 years ago

I am a Great-Great-Great-Great Grandson of John Vann. John Vann's mother is Wah-Li from the Long Hair Clan.


chad chadderson 4 years ago

why do old people feel like they have to put their names after every comment they put on websites?



damap 4 years ago

My fiancée is Cherokee. She calls me Uyotsvhi.


Natalie.Wilson 4 years ago

Kia Ora (Greetings)

I am a Maori woman from New Zealand and I am currently doing an assigment on indeginous models of language. I have chosen to study the Cherokee Indians, the history, the background, the impact, key elements, and key developments of the language. Part of the assignment too is to compare with our own model of language the simalarities and the differences.

Thank you very much, this has been of great value to me. Both of our ancestors were gifted people and I believe this because they were spiritual people.


SingingHawk 4 years ago

O'siyo tsidanalu...(Hello my family.)

Equa adalvquodi ani degataga utloyasdi nihi ani.... (Great honor standing together with you here.) Nvwado'hiyadv ale gohiyuhi.... (Peace and respect.)

Do'dadvgo?hvi tsidanalu...(Until we meet again my family).

Do'hiya Ale Aisv Gvdogi Nvwhto'hiyada...(Be well and walk with peace)

Edudi adadoligi...(Grandfathers blessings).


kathi fisher 4 years ago

How to go about finding out about our heritage-all older family members are gone -all we know is that our GGG grandmother was full blooded Cherokee-Wolf Clan -N Carolina-my grandmother Gertrude Mae Keller never gave me her name to be able to trace-Is there any hope of finding out?? fisher_kathi@hotmail.com


David 4 years ago

My father is spus to be full to 3/4

blood Cherokee but his birth parents left the hospital before they signed his birth certificate it kills me I feel dead. My women is

baby white wolf her ggg grand father was chief white horse pray I may find my hearts.


David 4 years ago

I have had experience s where wolfs have come to me stopped looked into my eyes I felt the wolfs except me like into they're pack. This summer though I plan on fighting 300+ coyotes. And purposeally dying maybe then I would be worthy.


the one 4 years ago

@wolflover:

The Cherokee's didn't have princesses.


Cherokeeweasel 4 years ago from Welland, Ontario, Canada

Cherokeeweasel ~ CherokeeMetis & white European bloodline. Sabrina McBride born of 1809 in Georgia was one cherokee grandmother. (dau) Esther Goff born 1844 in Tennessee & married to John Philip Graham.

Daughter of John and Esther Graham was Esther Ann Goff born 1877 in Arizona, and married John Henry Weasner born of 1852 of PA.

There son was John Henry Weasner born 1895 in Wainfleet, Ontario, Canada.

My name Daniel John Weasner ~ Cherokee Ancestors.


Stan Arney 4 years ago

As a newbie, researching my Native American heritage, how do you know where to begin?


Sam 4 years ago

My lover is a quarter and I'm about a half. He's Bird and I'm Red Paint. My sixth great grandfather, George Lowery, was Wolf. He speaks the language better than me but unlike him I've been to the Nation and plan on working with them if I can convince him its better than Florida.


Dianna 4 years ago

I love this site my grand-mother (Emma Pauline Ballard) was of Indian Ancestory and I am interested in any info that could be shared with our family. Please email me if you can help we are of French and Indian descent. diannamccabe@yahoo.com Michigan


JJ 4 years ago

I am the granddaughter of Gabriella Daniels Johnson who was 3/4 Cherokee.....I long to know of her past....my great grandmother & father......Daniels was her maident name and Johnson was of course her married name......They were both married in Texas around 1900-02 because my daddy was born in 1902 in or aroun d Chappell Hill near Dallas or Breham,TX....thanks.....JJ Johnson


Maurice Couturier 4 years ago

Grandmother Eunice Amelia Brown was born in 1901 in Oregon or Red Cloud Nebraska and it was said that her father was a Cherokee who was born in Virginia . Her mother was Maude Amelia Woodbury. I'm looking for any info on these people.


landri 4 years ago

i learned so much from this


wyatt 4 years ago

I think native amaricans are cool.


landripeterson 4 years ago

this was alsome for my class and me we really liked this story it was alsom we learned so much from this i would like u to please wright more abought it landri


kennedywilson 4 years ago

i love it . it was cool and i learned so much and i like the wolf clame and i wold like to here it agine and we are in 4th grand and my class would like it if you come to are school and teach us about it and we live in noth corlinea pleae.


wyatt 4 years ago

indians are awsome


calebbuchanan 4 years ago

I like it a lote


kennedywilson 4 years ago

do you do a hread work i bet you do and you like this a lot if i was you i wloud love it and it was cool


Ms. Dre 4 years ago

Im red cherokee indian so i was doing research on my nationality but i haven't found much yet and the project is due 9/20/12 so i better get going it is 9/18/12 today so i only have 2 days left k bye guys!


Wendywoodmoyer 4 years ago

do you have any recommendations on researching my Cherokee heritage? I have a picture of my great grandma who was half Cherokee with a white wolfskin and an eagles wing and head artifacts. I have been told that her father was a chief but that is all I know. I have names of course but just need help locating them.

Thank you!


james shoe 3 years ago

Where can I research for native heritage? My great grandmother was Robinson. I also have Hale and Tulka who know's furether back ...? I married a Patterson witch she say's there cherokee in her as well. I wanted to know about my daughters blood exactally how much is there?


brian jumper 3 years ago

I am an Eastern Band Cherokee your site is very informing. my mother was white and so was my fathers so there isn't an indian mother for two genirations. My grandfathers mother was a full blood but don't know her clan. I would like to find out what clan im in.


brandan 3 years ago

this was help flu for my project


Flying squrel 3 years ago

I wood also like to no how to find out what clan I am from can antyone help me?


anisa blla 3 years ago

anisa blla


charlene 3 years ago

thank you


grinning bear 3 years ago

i need some information from an elder storyteller if possible. i am born of cherokee mother and I am what i am. i have been visited many times, in my dreams, over the last two years. he has eyes of golden fire and wears a blue sky mantle across his shoulders. are there any tales of such a bear in our folklore? also, i need to know the tale of the three sacred circles and why they were created.


natalie 3 years ago

this helped me so much with my homework......B)


Daphne 3 years ago

I keep forgetting how many cool hubpages there are, thank for reminding me.

Are you Cherokee? This is an amazing hub. Thank you for sharing. I will definitely be looking through your other hubs. :D

I love looking into my nationalities. I'm Cherokee and love learning the myths and beliefs and history.


Jarah 2 years ago

Hello! I have always heard we have Cherokee ancestors and am trying to track down the connection. I have ancestors with the last name of Ramsey as well. I would love to hear if you have any info? Thank you!


ben eddy 2 years ago

if anyone has any info on Chief Cornstalk

I would like to share it with you bluebat1@outlook.com tk


Daniel 2 years ago

Hello! I Need Fin Out Keep A Track Cherokee Ancestors And Am Traying To Track Down The Connection.And I Have Ancestorts With The Last Name Of Ambrose What My Cherokee Name Is?


terra 2 years ago

i have ancestor on both sides of my family. my grandfather was a john broom his mother was a purvis and his wife was a wiggings on my mother side. they live and raised their family in corrigan texas, piney woods. on my father side his grandmother was essie chandler and grandfather was blackburn chandler from corrigan texas, piney woods. i have been search and not quit sure if i am going in the write direction. i know the brooom 's came from the state of ga. can some help me go ing the right direction.


Pam Webb 14 months ago

My maternal grandfather was 1/2 Cherokee. His mother was Latha Lucinda Prescott. Her mother was Jane Jones and father was Christopher Prescott. They were in Al, and Ark. Then Okla and Tx. Hard to trace if not on the rolls. sigh


Cecilia 11 months ago

Hey my name is Cecilia and I'm doing a project at school on the seven clans and I was wondering why did they have wood and colors to represent themselves? Or why do they have woods and colors? I could use a answer as soon as possible. Thanks!


Jake Moe 10 months ago

Hi I am from Kodak Tennessee and I now live in Grand Rapids Minnesota. I am taking an ojibwe class that is requiring me to find my clan from the cherokee. Any ideas??? Anything would be helpful.

Thanks

-----Jacob Moe


ncondrey67@gmail.com 10 months ago

I am a part of the mexican kikapu (kickapoo) tribe...how do i find out about my clan. I am 72 years old and would like to know more about what/where i belong...my children also. My son and one daughter are like me, we have a "yellow" or "gold" tint of skin and tan VERY fast and dark...i read about a clan "twisted clan", a people with yellow skin, of the Cherokee nation....?????


skidue62@frontier.com 7 months ago

Have recently found paper work to show me I am of Cherokee decent and though up in my years want to find as much as I can about my ancestry.Thank you all for your in depth sties and want you know that I appreciate every point of history that comes across!!


Cherral Farris 7 months ago

Could you tell me what is the meaning of the name "She who runs with the wind".


Donna 7 months ago

Hi, I am trying to find my mothers family on her father side . I know that my great grandfather lived in Horse Creek,( Clay county ),Alabama . but not having much luck with my Great Grandmother , she was of the Cherokee People .


shane rogers 7 months ago

Just wondering if anyone on here is related to any last name Walters from up around Ramona Oklahoma.my real fathers name was JAKE WALTERS.he was married and hooked up with my mother.they are both passed away,but I know he is native and I have around 7 siblings I want to find.my dad's friend new my mom and me and says she's sure he was Cherokee.I just don't know where to begin..no leads on f.b..any suggestions


Brandi7 7 months ago

Hi, I am wondering how to find out which of the 7 clans I am related to?


Lila Lindberg 6 months ago

Unforunaately , for those who claim to have a Cherokee princess in their family: it is a myth. Maybe it started when Pocohantas went to England or someone used it as a term of endearment.My husband is half Cherokee,his Grandmother a full blood ; he said that people tell him about their Cherokee "princess" in their family line.With your site I hope that you have a chance to dispel that information. I am 6th cousin to Amatoy Moytoy.


curious wanderer. 3 months ago

this thread makes me happier than words can convey. my ancestors were apart of the red paint clan; my nanny's great grandmother is annie (fox) cryingbear, whose mother was married to chief and cherokee leader blackfox.

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