The American Library Association would like to acknowledge the indigenous history of the state of Georgia and recognize The Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee, and The Lower Muscogee Creek Tribe. The original Native tribes of Georgia.
In 1838 and 1839 U.S. troops, prompted by the state of Georgia, expelled the Cherokee Indians from their ancestral homeland in the Southeast and removed them to the Indian Territory in what is now Oklahoma.
About 200 years ago the Cherokee Indians were one tribe, or “Indian Nation” that lived in the southeast part of what is now the United States. During the 1830’s and 1840’s, the period covered by the Indian Removal Act, many Cherokees were moved west to a territory that is now the State of Oklahoma.
Native Americans have lived and worked in Georgia for over 12,000 years. Two of the largest tribes are the Creek and the Cherokee. Use the links below to compare and contrast the culture of these great tribes.
Creek, Muskogean-speaking North American Indians who originally occupied a huge expanse of the flatlands of what are now Georgia and Alabama.
Cherokee culture was similar to Creek culture because both tribes descended from the Mississippians. Their towns and buildings were alike. Children belonged to the mother’s clan. They celebrated a Green Corn ceremony.
What steps did the cherokee take to try to resist removal and what was the result? they tried to adopt white culture until gold was found on their land till the Georgia militia started attacking so they decided to sue the state and won yet the state ignore the law and moved them anyways.
The Cherokees occupied a common homeland in the southern Appalachian Mountains known in Georgia as the Blue Ridge, including much of the northern third of the land that would become Georgia.
They ignored the Indian Removal Act and did nothing. They adopted to the ways of the white man (assimilated) so that the white man. would see them as civilized. They attempted to keep their land by fighting (attacking cabins and farms)
Each person listed on the Dawes Rolls of Cherokees by Blood was assigned a blood quantum fraction to express their amount of Cherokee ancestry. Blood quantums begin at 4/4 and divide in half with each successive generation. Your blood quantum will be computed and placed on your CDIB.
Cherokee, North American Indians of Iroquoian lineage who constituted one of the largest politically integrated tribes at the time of European colonization of the Americas. Their name is derived from a Creek word meaning “people of different speech”; many prefer to be known as Keetoowah or Tsalagi.
Among the most famous Cherokees in history: Sequoyah (1767–1843), leader and inventor of the Cherokee writing system that took the tribe from an illiterate group to one of the best educated peoples in the country during the early-to-mid 1800s. Will Rogers (1879–1935), famed journalist and entertainer. Joseph J.
We currently have pages for the Cherokee, Miccosukee, Cherokee, Yuchi and Shawnee tribes.
There are no Indian reservations or federally-recognized Native American tribes in Georgia, though the Cherokee were once the among the most populous and successful Indian tribes in the Southeast.
The food that the Cherokee tribe ate included deer (venison), bear, buffalo, elk, squirrel, rabbit, opossum and other small game and fish. Their staple foods were corn, squash and and beans supplemented with wild onions, rice, mushrooms, greens, berries and nuts.