The Choctaw Indians were an important tribe, and the largest of the Muskogean tribes. The Choctaws have two stories about their origins in their traditional homeland in central Mississippi. One is that their ancestors came from west of the Mississippi River and settled in what is now the homeland. The other is that the tribe is descended from ancestors who were formed by a spirit from the damp earth of Nanih Waiyah, a large mound in northeastern Mississippi. Either way, the Choctaws resided in places, holding most of Southern Alabama and Mississippi with adjoining parts of Louisiana.
The Cherokee are another Native American tribe. While the Oneida originated in the Northeastern United States, the Cherokee are known to come from the Southeastern United States. They had villages in the areas of Appalachia, Georgia, the Carolinas, and Tennessee. The Cherokee were different than other Indian tribes of that same Appalachia region. The Cherokee were tall rather than short and stocky and their language was very similar to the language of the Iroquois tribes in New York.
In 1830, the Jackson administration instated the Indian Removal Act. This act removed the Native Americans from their ancestral lands to make way for an increase of additional American immigrants. This act forced many Native American tribes from their homes including five larger tribes, Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creek, and Seminole. These tribes had populations were estimated to be around 65,000 people strong that lived in North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi. (Foner, 2012) The American Indians fought for their rights and beliefs through the American court system. Their other objective other than fighting for their rights was but in the end, they were forced out of their homes to move
They were declared a dependent sovereign state and only the federal government had any say so in their affairs. Treaties were signed and land was sacrificed in order to retain some semblance of independence but the states got greedy and wanted it all. It was the Indians who followed the treaties and never went after their lost land or left their borders but the Americans continued to encroach on them. The Memorial Of the Cherokee Nation explained how Indians were tricked into selling land that belonged to the Nation so that Indian territory became American territory despite the people having no right to sell land given to the Cherokee Nation. The Cherokee government fought the breaks in the treaties but the judicial decision was overruled and the Cherokees were still forced to move. Besides the breaches in the treaties, the Cherokee tribe was one of the five assimilated tribes meaning they adopted European customs and religions. The Cherokee had become civilized as was the European’s goal and they fought their battle through the legal system not in a war. In this sense, the Indian Removal was unjust and
To begin with, the Cherokee tribe was one of the three primary Native American tribes in South Carolina that called themselves “the real people.” Upward in the mountains, they lived in these villages called “longhouses.” For the girls, their daily lives consisted of doing work in the field, planting and hoeing corn, then harvesting it. On the other hand, the boy’s daily lives consisted of being taught to fish and hunt. Their food was examples of fruits, nuts, corn, pole beans, squash, pumpkins, bottle gourds, and tobacco. Next, the Catawba tribe was another one of the three primary Native American tribes in South Carolina that called themselves the “river people. They used Carolina clay to make their pottery which they were known for. The Catawba dwellers lived in villages that had an open rounding on the top. The Catawbas were primarily farmers because every day they planted crops by the river, fished and hunted. Therefore, the Yemassee tribe was the third primary tribe in South Carolina that was from Spanish Florida. Throughout the summer, they lived on a beach, staying in Wigwams concealed in palmetto leaves. However, during the fall, winter, and spring they stayed in wattle and daub homes with a roof of leaves like the Cherokee. Every day they would eat clams which were part of their diet and equip the land for crops. Women were obligated for child rearing, making clothes, and served food and the men congregated the rest of the food in fishing and hunting.
The Cherokee Indians were mainly know for living in the southeastern part of the United States of America. But they had moved around several different areas before they discovered their so thought "forever home." They lived there until they were forced to leave to Oklahoma during the trail of tears. Lots of us have heard of the "Smokey Mountains," and the Smokey Mountains is where the Cherokee Indians were famous for living at. Now the area they
One famous Indian tribe is the Cherokee. The Cherokee are original residents of the American southwest region, but now they occupy most of Oklahoma.There are three recognized Cherokee tribes. Most Cherokee people speak English today, but many still speak the Cherokee language. Children had jobs to do after school just like men and women had their own jobs. Many Cherokee Indians died when president Andrew Jackson forced them to leave their homes in Georgia. In the following essay I will be talking about the Cherokee life before,during,and after the Westward Expansion.
To begin with, the name “Cherokee” comes from a Muskogee word which means “speakers of another language”. The Cherokee also considered themselves as the Aniyunwiya. Also, most of all the Indians got sent to Oklahoma. Cherokee is not just a tribe name it also stands for a language. There was a writing system that was invented by a Cherokee person. These are some facts about the word Cherokee and what is symbolized.
The Cherokee are a culturally rich and interesting tribe. They write amazing myths, focusing on creation and nature. In its prime, the Cherokee nation spanned over an estimated 100,000 miles. The people in it respected the universe. They only took from the what was needed from the environment. They were a peaceful tribe that knew very well how the land around them worked.
Cherokee Indians had a hard life during the trail of tears. They were forced to move out of their homes. They had to leave their land and farms. 4,000 Cherokee Indians died of hunger, or exposure of disease. The journey became cultural as the “Trail where they cried” for the Cherokees and other removed tribes.
A large group known as the Cherokee Indians were recognized as a separate nation in 1791 by the United States government and therefore did not follow the same laws as the United States. The Cherokee were the last of the Native Americans to give up their land, and in 1819, they stopped ceding land all together. The Cherokee Indians faced great danger from this; however, when farmers began attacking the tribe and forcefully pushing them out of their land. In 1828, the government passed a law that declared all Cherokee Nation rights null and void. In 1829, when gold was discovered on Cherokee land, the government took immediate action, implementing strict policies claiming Indian land, and in 1830, the Indian Removal Act was put into effect (The Trail of
When the Cherokee resettled, they were a different group with no leaders; everybody became the same during their voyage to new settlement. The Cherokee then became more civilized, and began to fade
Indians helped America in the War of 1812, then got kicked off their land. American leaders weren’t thinking at all! The Cherokees, an indian tribe that lives in Georgia, were asked to move out by Americans, but they didn’t want to; thus, The Indian Removal Act of 1830 was created. Some people were even about to start a war just to get the indians out. The Indian Removal Act of 1830 wasn’t justified for many reasons including that the Cherokees were there first, they saw other indian tribes getting treated badly, and that the supreme court sided with the Cherokees.
At the start of the 1830s Native Americans vastly populated the areas of Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida.1 Although, because of Americans wanting the land for their own crop growing and Jackson idea of a perfect nation thousands of Indians were removed from the area they called home.3 Flashback to the year 1830, after being elected in the year 1828 President Andre Jackson made a commitment to remove all Indians in the east and south, and in the year 1830 congress passed the Indian Removal Act.4 The Indian nations of the Choctaws, Creeks, Chickasaws and Seminoles were forced to leave their lands, but none of these tribes were hit as hard as the Cherokee Nation.4 The Cherokee Nation refusing to give
Native Americans have been around for centuries. They were some of the first people to ever come to America. Native American’s have different tribes, cultures, and ethnic groups. Native American’s fought hard to protect their land and people. One of the largest, and culturally advanced tribes are the Cherokees. The Cherokees have unique traditions, customs, and heritage.