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How to Prove That You're Cherokee

"Old Coyote, Crow Indian, an army scout born in 1855 (son of a Piegan, incidentally) who fought at the Rosebud and was Crow tribal historian Barney Old Coyote's grandfather." - Photo by Frank Jay Haynes, no date. - (B/W copy)

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A young Cherokee woman in traditional dress points toward the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, Nov. which is considered a sacred site by the Cherokees. The unidentified woman is a graduate of a conventional school and the granddaughter of a chief.

One of the seven Sullivan sisters, all known for their long hair - makes me think of my maternal grandmother telling me about her Cherokee paternal grandmother's river of black hair that pooled on the floor at her feet when she took it down and sparked blue fire in the light as the little girl who would become my Nanny brushed it out for her.

Black Cherokee Woman circa For Native Americans long hair represents a strong spirit. They believe the longer the hair the stronger the spirit.

Cherokee WomanIn 1838, the Cherokee people were forcibly removed from their lands in the Southeastern United States to the Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma) in the Western United States. In the same year of 1838 only about 2,000 Cherokee had left their homes in Georgia. It took Winfield Scott and his army to forcibly kick people out of their homes and home land, which was an order at the time by President Martin Van Buren,[15] which resulted in the deaths of approximately 4,000…

Tsianina Redfeather, aka Tsianina Blackstone) - Creek/Cherokee - circa 1925 {Note: TTsianina Blackstone, who was an opera singer who toured the country in the early with an American composer, Charles Cadman.

Cherokee woman praying

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