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Cherokee
Native Americans
What are Cherokees?

• Cherokee indians were one of the five
  civilized tribes of America as they had
  adapted Western wa...
Origin of the Cherokees

• The first Cherokees were actually part
  of the Iroquois but internal conflicts
  might have sepa...
Cherokee spiritual beliefs

•
    .In Cherokee tradition, there were many
    spiritual aspects. Shamans were considered t...
Cherokee Festivals

  •    Month of the Windy Moon(March): the ceremony of the first full moon
       of spring. It initiat...
Cherokee sacred animals
 • Eagle - The Eagle is a sacred animal in the Cherokee
   culture. It is said that if a man delib...
Cherokee Lifestyles

• Cherokees lived in huts woven out of
  river reed.
• Cherokee men would wear
  breechcloths and leg...
Taboos


• You were not allowed to kill certain
  animals such as wolfs, eagles etc.
• Children could not touch moles
THANK YOU :D



• The end! Thank you for watching!
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  1. 1. Cherokee Native Americans
  2. 2. What are Cherokees? • Cherokee indians were one of the five civilized tribes of America as they had adapted Western ways of life and clothing and also resisted the rule of European settlers. Examples of other civilized tribes were the Cree, the Sioux etc.
  3. 3. Origin of the Cherokees • The first Cherokees were actually part of the Iroquois but internal conflicts might have separated them. They gradually migrated to Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. They finally found a suitable place and claimed their land.
  4. 4. Cherokee spiritual beliefs • .In Cherokee tradition, there were many spiritual aspects. Shamans were considered to be chosen ones to heal the sick and help the poor. Shamans would gather the tribe together for a ceremonial event where the whole tribe will pray as the Shaman says the sacred text of long lost ancestors.
  5. 5. Cherokee Festivals • Month of the Windy Moon(March): the ceremony of the first full moon of spring. It initiates the planting season. Month of the End of Fruit Moon(August):Green corn ceremony. Includes gathering 1 ear of corn from each of the 7 clans, sacrifice, prayer, and relighting of the sacred fire. Month of Nut Moon(September): Green corn Ceremony. Celebrates the harvest. Month of Harvest Moon(October): celebrates Cherokee New Year. Month of the Trading Moon(November):Bounding Bush Ceremony(Non- religious, feasting and dancing, very enjoyable.
  6. 6. Cherokee sacred animals • Eagle - The Eagle is a sacred animal in the Cherokee culture. It is said that if a man deliberately killed an eagle, he would be plagued by nightmares of fierce eagles swooping down on him. They are valued greatly in the Cherokee tribe because they believe that the Eagle had the ability to travel between our world and the Spirit world. Other sacred animals are the Horse and the Buffalo (they use the entire buffalo for their needs: Bones for weapons, skin for shelter, etc). •
  7. 7. Cherokee Lifestyles • Cherokees lived in huts woven out of river reed. • Cherokee men would wear breechcloths and leggings while a woman would wear poncho styled blouses.
  8. 8. Taboos • You were not allowed to kill certain animals such as wolfs, eagles etc. • Children could not touch moles
  9. 9. THANK YOU :D • The end! Thank you for watching!
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