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  • Cherokee Tragedy: The Cherokee Tribe

    Foreman argues that diseases were the main struggle for the Cherokee Tribe. In Grant Foreman’s Indian Removal: The Emigration of the Five Civilized Tribes of Indians, Grant states that the Cherokee Indians “had suffered much from disease and several deaths had occurred among them” (Foreman, 256). Measles and cholera were the main diseases that affected the Cherokee population. The Cherokee even lost many of their children from cholera during their travel. Grant Foreman explains how heartbroken the parents were after losing their children from cholera during their travel. Foreman says “Parents were turning with…

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  • The Cherokee Nation

    own tribal government. The Cherokee Nation, the largest federally recognized Native American Nation, has been immersed into a political standoff between members of their own government, congress, and formally Cherokee tribal members over citizenship requirements. Citizenship for Native Americans has continually been a recurring dispute among tribe members concerning the ever-changing criteria set by tribal governments. For more than a hundred years, African/Indian mix blooded Cherokees known as…

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  • Cherokee Relationship

    adjustment in the relations between our two nations. The preservation of Cherokee sovereignty and the Cherokee people themselves is a goal of myself as a Cherokee, as well as all of the Cherokee and esteemed white members in attendance at this summit generously held at…

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  • The Cherokee Removal

    Perdue and Green’s “The Cherokee Removal, A Brief History with Documents” is an introduction to the social and political period surrounding the removal of Cherokee Indians. The authors’ inclusion of many documents, shares with readers, the Indian voices as well as key political figures’ position on sovereign governance. This complex period is successfully outlined by Perdue and Green, with a chronological account of the Indians’ first encounter with Europeans through the inevitable journey,…

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  • Cherokee Removal Essay

    Americans subjected the Cherokee to harsh treatment and force migration during the Jacksonian era known as the Trail of Tears. The controversy and debate surrounding Cherokee removal reached national level and is often cited for President Andrew Jackson’s hate for Native Americans. The Cherokee Removal: A Brief History with Documents edited by Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green provides a collection of documents dealing the controversial issue of forced migration of the Native Americans…

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  • Cherokee Indians In The 1800s

    The Cherokee Indians had lived in northwest Georgia, but in the 1800s many whites begin to settle there. Georgia believed the state had the right to this land because it was within the borders of Georgia, but the Cherokee Indians had lived there for centuries and felt they had a right to the land. Many Cherokees adapted a more American lifestyle and some became plantation owners or store owners. The Cherokee Nation also created a constitution that was similar to the Constitution of the United…

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  • Cherokee Trail Of Tears

    The trail of tears was a series of forced relocations of Native American Nations.The nations that were relocated were Cherokee, Muscogee,seminole,Chicksaw, and Choctaw. The reason that they were relocated was because president Thomas Jefferson believed Indians should’ve been civilized. Jefferson also wanted to convert them to Christianity. In 1791 a series of treaties between the United States and the Cherokees, the treaties gave recognition to the Cherokees as a nation with their own laws and…

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  • The Cherokee Indian History

    Americans. Cherokee legend says that the Cherokee came from the far away northwest. Centuries ago, some people probably did come from Siberia. Some moved further south and became known as the Indians of South America. Many stayed in North America. The Cherokee Indians had lived in the lands of what is now the United States for thousands of years before any colonists had ventured to their lands. Little did they know that the new nation that was going to be forming around them and would affect the…

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  • Cherokee Tribe Analysis

    The Cherokee were one of the largest Native American tribes who settled in the Southeast portion of the United States. The tribe came from Iroquoian descent. They had originally been from the Great Lakes region of the country, but eventually settled down closer to the east coast including Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, the Carolinas, and the Virginias. They were a strong tribe with several smaller sections, all being lead by chiefs. The Cherokee nation prided themselves on being polite and…

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  • Speech On Cherokee Culture

    introduce you to the idea of the construction of a Cherokee Museum, which will be carried out with the Federal Grant we have been provided. The purpose of said edification is to present Cherokee culture to the public, using novel technology to illustrate Cherokee history and traditions. As you may know, there are several misconceptions and myths surrounding this indigenous group; therefore, our goal should be to inform these present generations about the reality of the Cherokee, their relevance…

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