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"It should be remembered that hundreds of people of African ancestry
also walked the Trail of Tears with the Cherokee during the forced
removal of 1838-1839. Although we know about the terrible human
suffering of our native people and the members of other tribes during
the removal, we rarely hear of those black people who also suffered."
-- Wilma Mankiller (autobiography Mankiller: A Chief and Her People)

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  • **Cherokee Elders Council
    The Cherokee Elders Council promotes and preserves the Cherokee language, culture,
    and traditions through teaching and community involvement. Cherokee Elders Council
    is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, composed of action oriented, not politically
    affiliated, Cherokees 55 years and older. Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma

  • **Cherokee Preservation Foundation
    "The Cherokee Preservation Foundation's purpose is to improve the quality of
    life of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) and strengthen the western
    North Carolina region. The Cherokee Preservation Foundation was established
    on November 14, 2000, as part of the Second Amendment to the Tribal-State
    Compact between the EBCI and the State of North Carolina."

  • **The Museum of the Cherokee Indian Cherokee, NC
    'Welcome. I want to tell you a story, a very old story...' "So begins your trip through the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. The museum is located at Highway 441 and Drama Road in Cherokee, North Carolina, home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, a federally recognized tribe."
    • *Giduwa Cherokee Language Lessons
      Cherokee language study with emphasis on the Eastern dialect or the Giduwa dialect.
      This group is no longer active, however, the notes for the lessons still remain online.
      Visit the museum online and/or contact Bo Taylor for more information!
      Send e-mail to: botaylor@cherokeemuseum.org

  • **Cherokee County, North Carolina
    "Cherokee County is located in the Southwestern corner of North Carolina. It is in the Blue Ridge chain of the Great Smoky Mountains. Cherokee County has two towns, Murphy, the county seat, and Andrews. The population of the county is 22,416. The town of Murphy has a population of 1,588, Andrews 1,797; where the charm of small town America still exists."

  • **Sequoyah Birthplace Museum
    "Sequoyah (1776-1843) Soldier, Statesman, Silversmith and creator of the Cherokee writing system. The Museum is owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and is a duly chartered tax exempt organization." Vonore, Tennessee

  • **Housing Authority Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma
    1500 Hensley Drive, P.O. Box 1007, Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74465
    Phone: 918-456-5482 or 800-837-2869 ~ E-mail: info@hacn.net
    Offices - Administration Building: Tahlequah, OK
    Area I: Stilwell, OK * Area II: Tahlequah, OK
    Area III Jay, OK * Area IV: Claremore, OK

  • **Cherokee Nation Industries - Since 1969
    'A Blue Print for the 21st Century'
    "Cherokee Nation Industries is a minority business wholly
    owned by the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma (CNO). CNI was
    founded in 1969 and was certified as a 8(a) company by
    the SBA in January 1993. We are a multi-million dollar
    diversified manufacturing and service company with
    experience in government contracting as well as commercial
    ventures. CNI is headquartered in Stilwell, Oklahoma, with
    regional offices and/or facilities in Tahlequah Oklahoma;
    St. Louis, Missouri; and San Antonio Texas."

  • **The Cherokee Artists Association
    The Cherokee Artists Association: "To provide a central resource
    of professional artistic services, referrals, and design expertise to
    potential clients and markets, both in and outside of Cherokee Nation"

  • **Cherokee Small Farm Project
    "For 4,000 years, our ancestors passed down their ways of producing food and stewarding the land. Many Cherokee families would like to continue this tradition. The Cherokee Small Farm Project is a way for farm families to share information. Cherokee Nation supports farming as a life way. It strengthens our bond to the land, and adds to our health, wealth and sovereignty. Until we have a farming department, this E-List is our Sga-Du-Gi. Each person's questions, advice, comments and thoughts are important."
    • *Cherokee Nation Agriculture News E-mail List
      To subscribe send an e-mail to Steve Swogger with "subscribe cnan" in the subject line.
      For more information contact, Steven Swogger, Agriculture Liaison to the: Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma c/o Natural Resources Department P.O. Box 948 Tahlequah, OK 74465 Phone: 918-456-0671 (ext.2546) FAX: 918-458-7673 E-mail: sswogger@cherokee.org

  • **Loyd Arneach "Loyd is a full-blooded Cherokee who who keeps the past alive."
    'Cherokee, North Carolina's Own Native American Storyteller'
    http://www.arneach.com/ ~ E-mail: info@Arneach.com -
    Toll Free Phone: 1-800-476-6240, Asheville, N.C.


  • ** Tennessee Trail of Tears Association
    "We are the Tennessee Chapter of a National Non-Profit organization
    known as the Trail of Tears Association. The Trail of Tears Association
    works in partner with the National Park Service to mark, promote, and
    preserve the Trail of Tears Historic Trail."

  • **21ST Century Waterfront Chattanooga
    Public Art at the Pier and the Passage
    "A new pedestrian passage beneath Riverfront Parkway
    in front of the aquarium expansion will include a
    permanent public art installation celebrating Cherokee
    culture, symbolism, and mythology while commemorating
    the forced removal of the Cherokee Indians on the Trail
    of Tears. The artwork is being designed by a team of
    five Cherokee artists from Locust Grove, Oklahoma."

  • **The Cherokee Heritage Center
    P.O. Box 515, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, 74465 - 918-456-6007
    "The CHC is operated by the Cherokee National Historical Society.
    Located just three miles south of Tahlequah, on the original site
    of the Cherokee Female Seminary." Contact: P.O. Box 515; Tahlequah
    Oklahoma 74465. Phone: 918-456-6007 ~ FAX: 918-456-6165
    E-Mail: info@cherokeeheritage.org.

  • **Tahlequah, Oklahoma - Indian Territory U.S.A.
    "Capital of the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma"
    "One of the most historically significant cities west of the Mississippi
    River, Tahlequah was the end of the "Trail of Tears" for the eastern
    Cherokees. Since 1841, Tahlequah has been the capital of the Cherokee
    Nation and has been strengthened by its historic origin."

  • **Cherokee Cultural Society of Houston
    "The purpose of the Cherokee Cultural Society of Houston is to
    build community, to preserve Cherokee heritage, to perpetuate
    the Cherokee culture, and to build the future of our people."
    Location: 19414 E. Hwy 6, Alvin, Texas 77511 - 281-331-9788

Path to more language resources!

  • **Cherokee Language & Culture ~ Cherokee Made Easy
    'An Oklahoma based Native American business since 1974.'
    "Our purpose is to make it easy to learn the language and history. We provide well researched products priced for anyone interested in providing their generations a portion of Cherokee culture. We emphasize language and history." Contact owner/author Prentice Robinson, a Cherokee and member of the Cherokee Nation, who has spoken the language all his life.

  • **Lux-Aeterna Speaking Clock (Cherokee language available!)
    "Speaking Clock Deluxe is a program for Windows 95/98/NT/2000 that makes your computer tell the time out loud, along with functions for alarms, timers, a calculator and full support for agents and speech engines. You can have the time announced in over 25 languages, no other clock will offer more or better languages!" (Shareware ~ Made in Sweden)

  • **Dr. William Pulte - Bilingual Program
    "Dr. William Pulte was born at Gainesville, Texas on January 13, 1941. Pulte
    received the B.A. and M.A. degrees in Spanish at NorthTexas State University
    and the Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1971.
    Dr. Pulte served as staff linguist for the Cherokee Bilingual Education Program
    at Tahlequah, Oklahoma from 1971-73. Dr. Pulte became joined the faculty of the
    Department of Anthropology at SMU in 1973."


  • **Welcome to Cherokee-WNC

    "A website dedicated to information on the Cherokee
    Indian Reservation & Western North Carolina."

  • **The Swimmer Collection of American Indian Art
    Ross O. Swimmer, former Chief of the Cherokee Nation,
    Oklahoma, presents the art work of Cherokee artists.

  • **NDN Art Gallery ~ Tahlequah, Oklahoma
    'Award Winning Art From the Heart of Oklahoma'
    "Art cheers, enlightens, soothes, heals and nurtures the soul.
    Native-owned Indian art gallery specializing in award-winning
    art; including originals, prints, pottery, sculpture, baskets,
    beadwork, jewelry and music. Located in the heart of the Cherokee
    Nation. Muskogee and Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Cherokee owned and
    operated contact: Lori Smiley lori@ndnartgallery.com.

  • **Native American Orphans TM 'The Ultimate Soft Sculpture'
    "NAO are rare collectibles created by the Cherokee artist,
    Margaret Flanagan. Since each doll is an original and takes hundreds
    of hours of labor and love to create, there can only be about 12
    dolls handcrafted per year. Each doll's clothing and moccasins
    are sewn from deer hide, complete with beadwork and feathers."

  • **Cherokee Publications
    "Providing Native American Products since 1956." Native American
    Indian books, tapes, cassettes, maps.... Cherokee, North Carolina

  • **The Cherokee Connection Mall: One Stop Shopping!
    For Sale: Art, Beading, Books, Cassettes, Crafts, Clothes, Dolls, Dreamcatchers,
    Herbs, Food, Jewelry, Leather, Musical, Ornaments, Totem, Teepees, more...!

    "To connect to all tribes and provide assitance to tribal members. Assist in
    the education of all people in the Native Culture, Heritage, Languages and more.
    Provide free services and genealogical assistance to anyone who needs or wants
    help. Assist in Tribal membership applications. Provide "One Stop Shopping"
    for Native American goods and Services." Paulden, Arizona

  • **Chadwick "Corntassle" Smith 'Cherokee Attorney and Legal Historian'
    "Currantly serving as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, OK
    Contact: Chad Smith - P.O. Box 9192 Tulsa, Oklahoma 74157-0192
    Phone: (918) 446-4601 ~ E-mail: Chadsmit@ionet.net

  • **NAITCA 'Native American Indian Talent & Casting Agency'
    "Native American Actors & Actressses! Register with NAITCA Today!;
    NAITCA has assisted in casting Native Americans in such productions as:
    Tecumseh, Last of the Mochicans, Walker, Texas Ranger and more. Producers
    need central sources for casting and NAITCA is becoming one of their
    Oklahoma resources for talent." Contact: Orvel Baldridge, President
    email: naitca@fullnet.net

  • **Turnbull & Associates
    Professional Casino Cage Operations Consulting & Training
    'Don't Gamble With Your Profits' "A Women, Indian, Minority Owned
    Business With A Combined 27 Years Of Professional Gaming Experience
    Specializing In Indian Gaming Properties" Contact Information;
    Phone: 1-918-458-9322 ~ 1-702-735-1231
    Email: Turnbull@turnbullassociates.com

  • **Cherokee Trading Post
    "Oklahomas finest gift shop with over 100,000 items turquoise jewelry,
    pottery, moccasins and authentic Indian handicrafts. Shop our online
    catalog on the Net and visit us on I 40, fifteen miles west of El Reno,
    Oklahoma." Jewelry, Moccasins, Books, Cookbooks, Crafts & Just For Kids!

  • **Cherokee Images: Tribal Art by Ken Masters
    "Tribal Art by Ken Masters, an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation,
    Oklahoma, the second largest American Indian Tribe in the United States,
    and a graduate in Psychology from Rice University. Ken now resides in
    Houston, Texas. Hear Ken and other Cherokee singers performing traditional
    tribal songs on the Language: Songs page in the Culture area."

  • **Martha Berry Cherokee Beadwork Artist
    'Pipes, Bandoliers, Moccasins...And More'
    "Martha Berry creates Native American beadwork in both
    Woodlands and Plains styles, with emphasis on Cherokee
    history and lore. Prices range from $20 to $500."

  • **All Things Cherokee - Christina Berry
    "All Things Cherokee was created by Christina Berry in March, 1998 under the name "The Cherokee Genealogy Page." Since then the site has gone through numerous changes and grown substantially, but still operates with the original intention of providing helpful and interesting information on Cherokee history, culture, and genealogy."

  • **Talmadge Davis, Cherokee Indian Artist
    "The preservation of Cherokee heritage and its ancient
    history is one of the driving forces behind my art."
    "Talmadge is an award winning artist whose paintings have
    evoked powerful emotions and deep appreciation for his
    artwork. Talmadge is of Native American descent and
    his Cherokee heritage is reflected in his art with vivid
    representation of Cherokee heritage."

  • **Heritage Art Marketing
    "Heritage Art brings you limited edition artwork of
    the award winning American Indian Artist Talmadge!"
    To order wholesale or retail call: Heritage Art Marketing:
    918-485-1616 or 1-800-854-3030 email: suseas@gte.net.

  • **Welcome to RorexBridges Studio!
    'Art by Jeanne Rorex Bridges, Oklahoma Cherokee Artist'
    "Rorex paintings, while seemingly representative of a culture of yesterday, have
    established their place in the spirit of today. They exhibit the great respect
    the artist has for the individual and nature. Her women's quiet reserve somehow
    convey the power inherent in all women's contributions to history and to the future.
    Using the artist's recognizable palette of colors, the Rorex unique painting style
    captures human emotions with simplicity." Oktaha, OK

  • **Twin Territories 'Oklahoma's only historical newspaper!'
    http://www.twinterritories.com ~*~ E-mail: fgilliam@ipa.net
    "It's not just a thing of the past! We feature people, places,
    and events from the past to the present." Offices located in Gore
    and Muskogee, Oklahoma. Owned and operated by Cherokee Nation,
    Oklahoma tribal member, Julie Kiddie.

  • **Cherokee Woods by Nate ~ Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma tribal member.
    "We specialize in authentic American Indian Hand made "Hard Wood"
    furniture. High Quality workmanship is our Native American Heritage."

  • **John Guthrie, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma tribal member.
    "...I want people to understand that events in Indian history did not
    always transpire as told by American historians. Even today many things
    are not as they appear."

  • **Cherokee Jewelry By Jimmie Warnell
    "A collection of handmade Native American Indian jewelry, featuring
    mostly sterling silver pieces. ALL items are handmade by silversmith
    Jimmie Warnell, tribal member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma."

  • **Indian Pawn Shop
    "Mark Wyly opened Indian Nation Pawn in 1988 after spending 16
    years in the real estate business as co-owner/manager of a local
    firm. "I was looking for something different that was fun yet
    provided a service to the public". Indian Nation Pawn's motto
    "FairPrices, Friendly Service" says it all about how we do business.
    Mark believes that everyone, regardless of economic status, should
    be treated with respect and consideration."
A taste of what is found on the following path!

  • The Jim Hicks Cherokee Page ~ James Raymond Hicks, Alexandria, VA
    "I'm researching the Cherokee lineage of the Hicks family and any associated Cherokee lines. Much of my initial information came from Dr Starr's "History of the Cherokee Indians" (with copious corrections), and from fellow researchers that have been kind enough to share their research efforts. My complete database has over 60,000 linked individuals."

  • **Mountain Area Information Network
    • *Cherokee County -- North Carolina
      The Cherokee County Webmaster is RoseAnne Shaw
      "Located in the southwestern corner of North Carolina in
      the Blue Ridge chain of the Great Smoky Mountains, Cherokee
      County was formed in 1839 from Macon County. It is in the
      western section of the State and is bounded by the states
      of Georgia and Tennessee and the North Carolina Counties:
      Graham, Swain, Macon and Clay."

  • **Historical, Social, Economic and Demegraphical Census Data
    The data here describe the people and economy of the United States
    between 1790 and 1860. Data are available for any county in most
    states during this time period.

  • **Wes Studi Official Web Site
    "Cherokee Actor, Musician, Director, Sculptor, Activist"
    The StudiGroup Debby Dunn, President Kathleen Walker, V. P. & Webmaster


  • Storytelling of the North Carolina Native Americans
    • **Cherokee: Sacred Stories ~ Secret Rituals
      "View and/or listen to a RealOne Version of The Rattlesnake Story"
      "Under old traditional law, the tales or stories were only told
      to fellow Cherokee or other Indian People. Even if an individual
      was a Cherokee or other type of Indian, they would have to be
      invited by the myth keeper or tale teller to hear the stories"
      ---Eagle Woman, Cherokee Storyteller
    • **Occaneechi ~ Preserving The Old Ways
      "View and/or listen to a RealOne Version of The Snake-Haired Girl"
      "Storyteller Lawrence A. Dunmore III serves many roles within his community.
      He presently serves as Tribal Council Chairperson of the Occaneechi Band of
      the Saponi Nation. He also works as an Attorney Advisor on Federal Indian
      Law for the Federal Office of Child Support."

  • **Pictures of the Cherokee Nation ~ By Wes
    "The Cherokee Nation is located in Northeastern Oklahoma
    and includes the beautiful city of Tahlequah. Here are
    pictures of just some of the sights that you can see here."

  • Cherokee Trail Of Tears Park 'Located In Hopkinsville. KY'
    "This historic park is one of the few documented sites of actual trail and campsites
    used during the forced removal of the Cherokee people to "Indian Territory". It was
    used as an encampment in 1838 and 1839. This park is the burial site for two
    Cherokee Chiefs who died during the removal - Fly Smith and Whitepath. This long,
    cruel relocation has become known as the "Trail Of Tears" and by Native Americans
    as "The Trail Where They Cried". Every year on the first full weekend of September,
    the Trail Of Tears Commission sponsors an intertribal Pow Wow at the park."

  • **Will Rogers Official Web Site 'America's Favorite Humorist'
    Courtesy of "Will Rogers Company c/o CMG Worldwide. CMG Worldwide is
    the home of properties and personalities considered to be among the
    most prestigious in the licensing industry. Based in Indianapolis,
    Indiana with a second office in Hollywood, California. CMG Worldwide
    secured its position during the 1970s as the premier company for
    representing the families and estates of deceased celebrities. Today,
    CMG Worldwide represents over 200 diverse personalities and corporate
    clients in the sports, entertainment, and music and fields."

  • **Southwestern Bell presents Will Rogers
    "Welcome to the Will Rogers Home Site"
    • *Will Rogers Memorial ~ Clarmore Oklahoma
      Open 365 Days a Year: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
      Admission by voluntary contributions.
      Nine galleries. Three theaters. Interactive television.
      Special children's museum.

  • **Will Rogers 1879-1935 ~The Indian Cowboy~
    "My ancestors didn't come over on the Mayflower, but they met 'em at the boat"
    "William Penn Adair Rogers was born on November 4, 1879, in Indian
    Territory, an area of land that later would become known as Oklahoma.
    Will's father, Clem Rogers, was a sucessful rancher, cattleman and banker.
    The Rogers ranch and Will's birthplace still stands and is now a tourist
    attraction near Oologah, Oklahoma."

  • **The American Native Press Archives 'Sequoyah Research Center'
    "The ANPA began in 1983 as a clearinghouse for information on American Indian and Alaska
    Native newspapers and periodicals. In the ensuing years, it has evolved as a joint effort
    of the Department of English and the Ottenheimer Library, and its mission has changed to
    collecting and archiving the products of the Native press and materials related to Native
    press history, collecting and documenting the works of Native writers, and constructing
    bibliographic guides to Native writing and publishing. It stands today as one of the
    world’s largest repositories of Native thought." University of Arkansas at Little Rock
    Little Rock, Arkansas

  • **A Brief History of the Cherokees 1540-1906
    "1986 by Mary Evelyn Rogers and 1998 by Edward Andrew Rogers."
    "It is my pleasure to present this WWW version of the book written by my aunt,
    Mary Evelyn Rogers to any and all people that are interested in Cherokee Indian
    history and culture. This is not a complete work but I believe you will find it
    informative and hopefully interesting."

  • **Aniyuntikwalaski - Sam Ellis
    "We remember the legacy of one of the greatest Original Inhabitants of Turtle
    Island (the Aniyuntikwalaski or the People of the Land of Lightning) that the
    European invaders attempted to destroy by the 'doctrine of discovery' and will
    share our memories with you. Their original name is the Chickamaugans. This was
    the name of the homelands, the Chickamaugs, they left following the bending stick."

  • Cherokee By Blood ~ [Geneology And Historical Information.]
    "My name is David Vann, great-great-great grandson of ‘Chief’ Rich
    Joe Vann of the Old Cherokee Nation. I am a Charter Lifetime Member
    of the Cherokee National Historical Society’s, First Families of
    the Cherokee Nation and member of the Association of Professional
    Genealogists (APG). The purpose of this page is to help other people
    connect to their Cherokee roots."

  • **The History of the Cherokee, by Ken Martin
    "A tribute to the strength and determination of a people to surive
    centuries of trials and oppresion." (Website by Ken Martin, tribal
    member of the Cherokee Nation Oklahoma.)

  • **Welcome to the Will Rogers Home Page
    "My ancestors didn't come over on
            the Mayflower, but they met the boat."

  • **Native America Oklahoma The Five Civilized Nations
    Also known as the Five Civilized Tribes, a name used since the middle
    of the 19th century for the CHEROKEE, CHICKASAW, CHOCTAW,
    CREEK, and SEMINOLE who were settled in INDIAN TERRITORY
    (present-day Oklahoma) under the Removal Act of 1830.

  • **WNC Guide
    "From the eclectic colors of fall to the peaceful greenery of
    spring, the mountains of Western North Carolina are ever-changing,
    a haven for artists and businessmen alike. Yet their beauty is as
    constant as the friendliness of the people."
    WNC Guide Content http://www.wncguide.com/content.htm
  • **Map of Western North Carolina Counties
    • *Swain County
      "The heart of the Great Smoky mountains, the home of the
      Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, and the beginning
      of the Blue Ridge Parkway. When you visit the Great Smoky
      Mountains National Park you're actually visiting the
      homeland of the Cherokee people."

  • **Flatlanders' Guide to the Carolina Mountains
    The Cherokee Indian Reservation. "THE CHEROKEE" 'A Story of
    Tragedy and Triumph' by David Redman Director, Tribal Travel
    &anp; Promotion, Photos by Carole Herdegen

Found on "the People's Paths home page!"

  • **Burning Phoenix:
    "A study of Federal acknowledgedment, reorganization and survival of The
    United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. This narrative is
    a response to the requests of staff of the United States Congress and the
    Tribal Council of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma
    (UKB) for an explanation of the UKB's history and circumstances."

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