Cherokee Essays

  • The Cherokee Leader: John Ross And The Cherokee

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    John Ross and the Cherokee. What is a leader? According to the dictionary a leader is a "person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country." (Merriam Webster) Though that may be what the term leader is defined by, one would assume that it takes much more to be considered a "good" one. A leader, is in many cases the voice of the people, he is the one whom everyone looks to in a time of panic, the one whom the people entrust to make the hard decisions and the one whom is

  • Cherokee Culture

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    Yet United Cherokee strong   When European explorers first contacted the Cherokees in the 16th century, they have been consistently identified as one of the most socially and culturally advanced of the Native American tribes. Having thrived for hundreds of years before first European contact in the southeastern area of what is now the United States. Cherokee culture and society continued to develop, progressing and embracing cultural elements from European settlers. The Cherokee shaped a government

  • The Removal of the Cherokee

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    the Cherokee nation has haunted the legacy of Andrew Jackson"'"s Presidency. The events that transpired after the implementation of his Indian policy are indeed heinous and continually pose questions of morality for all generations. Ancient Native American tribes were forced from their ancestral homes in an effort to increase the aggressive expansion of white settlers during the early years of the United States. The most notable removal came after the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The Cherokee, whose

  • Racism and The Cherokee

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    10 Nov. 2013. "Indian Removal." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 10 Nov. 2013. Ross, John. ""Our Hearts Are Sickened": Letter from Chief John Ross of the Cherokee, Georgia, 1836." N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Nov. 2013. Davis, J. B. "SLAVERY IN THE CHEROKEE NATION." Chronicles of Oklahoma 11.4 (1933): 1058. Oklahoma State University. Web. 4 Dec. 2013. Joy, Natalie. "Cherokee Slaveholders and Radical Abolitionists." Common-place 10.4 (2010): n. pag. Common Place. Web. 04 Dec. 2013. X, Malcom. "The Ballot or The Bullet

  • Cherokee Phoenix

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    Cherokee Phoenix In the early nineteenth century during the presidency of Andrew Jackson and the debate of the Indian Removal Bill came one of the most important accomplishments of the Cherokee Nation, their own newspaper written in their own language. This experiment in Indian journalism began on February 21, 1828 in the Cherokee capital of New Echota. The paper employed a minimum staff of three to four people throughout its duration, often dismissing and rehiring printers. However, the most

  • The Cherokee Indians

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    The Cherokee Indians The American Indian History in the Eastern part of the country is always associated with the Cherokee Indian nation. The Cherokee's were by far the largest and most advanced of the tribes when Europeans first arrived and came in contact with Native Americans. There are too many tribes to go over background on every one of them, so I'm going to focus on the Cherokee's since many of their ways and customs are so similar to all the other tribes in the East. When Europeans first

  • Dbq Cherokee Indians

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    someone being suddenly forced to move out of their own land and put into an unknown area. The Cherokee was a tribe that lived in Georgia where there was rich farmland and gold. They were one of the “Five Civilized Tribes” that lived in the southern states. White settlers desired the Cherokee’s land and wanted the Cherokee to move west in order to expand the U.S. since the Cherokees were in their way. The Cherokee could either resist or accept their demand, but they decided to exchange their lands for

  • The Cherokee Embracing Civilization

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    The Cherokee Indians were arguably the most successful Indian tribe in the United States. The Cherokee depended on deer skin trading, farming, and hunting for the majority of survival. The tribe began struggling in the late 1700’s. With the United States beginning to take control of several different tribes, the Cherokees became concerned that their land may no longer belong to them. The United States were pushing the Cherokee tribe to become civilized. Many Cherokee Indians were against the civilization

  • Essay On Cherokee Indians

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    According to the 2010 census, The Cherokee Indians are the second most common Native American tribes in the Nation. This can best express what has happened over centuries because their culture and social development has evolved and has kept them in the United States for hundreds of years. They are one of the most populated for a reason and that is that their society has always evolved, learning from their past mistakes. The Cherokee tribe descends from the Iroquoian family, who occupied the majority

  • Dbq Cherokee Removal

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    The issue of Cherokee removal was complex, with many different viewpoints. Many Cherokees were opposed to leaving their ancestral lands. Their voices were facets of this debate that are meaningful, especially looking back after their forced removal. The Cherokees had lived on their land for generations and were clearly attached to their homeland. In 1827, the Cherokee people adopted a constitution much like the United States. In Article 1 Section 1, the Cherokees wrote out the full lands under the

  • Cherokee Removal Dbq

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    Although removal of the Cherokee Nations was strongly detested by the Native Americans at the time, this was probably the best bet for the survival of the Natives culture and them as a whole. It is very obvious after reading Perdue and Greens book that the state of Georgia would not stop working until they gained the Natives land for themselves. Georgia began by creating laws for the natives to follow that destroyed any form of independence they had as a sovereign Cherokee nation. One example would

  • Cherokee American Slavery

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    Throughout most of the Cherokee peoples’ history, the practice and acceptance of a form of institutional slavery has often been ignored by historians. Worse still, the few discourses that have tried to extrapolate upon this issue have had to contend with the prevailing notion that it only existed primarily as a byproduct of European colonialism. Surprisingly, historians who have taken up the cause have confronted an incredible array of roadblocks and dead ends. None predicted that something as volatile

  • Cherokee Indians

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    them. President Jefferson believed that others, or perhaps the entire tribe, might be induced to migrate to the West. The year following the treaty for the purchase of Louisiana he instructed officials of the United States government residing in the Cherokee Nation to approach the chiefs and head men of the tribe with the suggestion that the Cherokees exchange their lands in Georgia for others beyond the Mississippi. The officials reported to the President, however, that the Indians showed no sympathy

  • The Cherokee People Summary

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    The Story of the Cherokee People by Tom B. Underwood According to historians, ancient people traveled across a land bridge in Alaska and moved down the continent of North America, eventually making it into South America. We refer to these people as Native Americans or Indians. The number of tribes that existed before the European settlement of the New World could have been in the thousands. Many are tribes that we have studied in social studies classes in grade school. Tribes such as the Shawnee

  • Essay On Cherokee Removal

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    Removal of the Cherokee The removal of the Cherokee was so that they can get moved west so that Jefferson could get fertile land and good farming land and that they could be like white people (1) The congress finally passed the Removal Bill so they can move the Indians to the west.(2) The Cherokee nation’s wanted the Indians to become civilized and assimilated to the Indian Territory. (3) Some of the Indians were voluntary to move from the Indian Territory. (1) The congress wanted the Indians to

  • Essay On The Cherokee Tribe

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    diverged. One of the most widely known and popular tribes was named the Cherokee tribe and was formed as early as 1657. Their history is vast and deep, and today we will zone into four major points of their culture: their social organizations and political hierarchy, the tribe’s communication and language, a second form of communication in their arts and literature, and the Cherokee’s religion. In the social organizations of the Cherokee tribe, the oldest men of the tribe would carry the greatest prestige

  • The Cherokee Trail of Tears

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    Thousands of indians during this time were moved along the trail known as Nunna dual Tsung, meaning “The Trail Where They Cried” (“Cherokee Trail of Tears”). The Trail of Tears was not only unjust and unconstitutional, but it also left many indians sick, heartbroken, and dead. White resentment was heavily toward one group of indians known as the Cherokee. The Cherokee possessed land that white farmers wanted for growing cotton (History). Another thing that prompted Indian removal was the discovery

  • Removal of the Cherokee

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    In The Cherokee Removal, Perdue and Green show the trials that the Cherokee faced in the years from 1700 to 1840. This book shows how the Americans tried to remove these Indians from the southeastern part of the United States. The Cherokees tried to overcome the attempts of removal, but finally in 1838, they were removed from the area. The Cherokees lived in the valleys of rivers that drained the southern Appalachians (Perdue, 1). The British first came into Cherokee country in 1700. They came for

  • Essay On The Cherokee Indians

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    The Cherokee Indians were one of the many civilized tribes in the United States. The Cherokee settled in the southeastern part of the U.S, which includes the northern parts of Georgia and Alabama, the western parts of North and South Carolina, and southwest Virginia from 1000 A.D. to 1500 A.D. and their development took place in two stages. First was the Pisgah stage which took place from 1300 A.D. to 1540 A.D. Second was the Qualla which took place 1540 A.D. to 1750 A.D. As well as in the past the

  • Cherokee Removal Summary

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    John G. Burnett, author of The Cherokee Removal Through the Eyes of a Private Soldier, explains in extreme detail about what he experienced while on duty during the forced removal of Indians from their home territory. He first begins by stating that this event was the “Most brutal order in the history of American warfare” (350). He carries on to say that Cherokees were arrested and forcibly removed from their homes. They were then loaded onto a total of 645 wagons and began the journey west. During