Cherokee Tribe

By: Kaitlyn, Fernando, Manuel, and Cynthia

Cherokee's Language

the Cherokees language is iroquoian. The name was invented by a Cherokee Indian, also 22,000 people still speak the language today! but they still remain speaking Iroquoian.

Cherokee's Housing

Cherokees housing in the Summer are in a square or rectangle shape, but in Winter the houses are shaped like a dome or circle. The Winter houses are called asi, and summer houses are called wattle or daub.

Cherokee's Location

Cherokees location (were there tribe was) was in Tennessee, Kentucky and half of West Virgina, North Carolina, Virgina, Georgia and Alabama. They now live in a unknown place that not many people are sure about where they live.

Cherokee's Culture

Cherokee men would wear breethcloths and leggings. Cherokee women wore wraparound skirts made out of woven deerskin. They all wore moccasins on their feet. Men would also decorate their faces and bodies with tribal tattoo art and they painted them bright colors in a war. Legend has it that Coharie Indian Mothers would make a sound when outsiders would approach their village hoping to shush their children until the strangers passed by.

Cherokee Fun Facts

at the begining of the Indian and French war the Indians joined the British and the colonists in fighting the French! Later on the Cherokee stated attacking the white settlements all along the Yadkin and Catawba rivers. They were defeated and brought peace. The British promised that no white settlements would be allowed at the West of the Appalachian Mountains