• Osiyo is a common greeting in the Southeastern Woodlands of the United States. We present to you some interesting information about Cherokee culture.

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    The Cherokee is one of the indigenous people of the Southeastern Woodlands of the United States. The Cherokee language is part of the Iroquoian language group.
    Here are some of the interesting facts about the Cherokee culture and people:

    1. Cherokee culture encompasses our longstanding traditions of language, spirituality, food, storytelling, and many forms of art, both practical and beautiful.

    2. The Cherokee lived off a combination of farming, hunting, and gathering. They farmed vegetables such as corn, squash, and beans. They also hunted animals such as deer, rabbits, turkey, and even bears. They cooked a variety of foods including stews and cornbread.

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    1. Did you know that Sequoyah was a famous Cherokee who invented a writing system and alphabet for the Cherokee language?

    2. A typical Cherokee village would be home to around thirty to fifty families. They would be part of a larger Cherokee clan such as the Wolf Clan or the Bird Clan. The women were responsible for the house, farming, and the family. The men were responsible for hunting and war.

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    1. Cherokee art included painted baskets, decorated pots, carvings in wood, carved pipes, and beadwork.

    2. They enjoyed playing a stickball game called Anejodi which was similar to lacrosse.


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    Hope you enjoyed this little piece of interesting facts about Cherokee culture. If you want to share some more facts like these, please let us know!

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