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    I am Cherokee

     I am very into my Cherokee heritage. I know my Cherokee name (Adahiwaya) (Young Wolf) as well as several phrases in Cherokee Language.
    dustygirl122 dustygirl122 16-17, F 68 Responses Sep 27, 2007

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    I Want To Be Like You....

    I have always dreamed of going to live with the native Americans because it's more natural and I'm not the person that is into business and complicated things I just want to be free like all of u when I was younger I always loved Pocahontas I found her an inspirational to me and...
    naturesbeauty naturesbeauty 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 7, 2013

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    First Strawberries

    A variation as told by Bonita Beautiful Meadowlark Sanders First man and First Woman had an argument. First Man said to First Woman, "Why are you so lazy? I told you to have my meal ready hours ago." First Woman said, "If you would have gathered fire wood, it would be ready...
    PaleFox PaleFox 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 7, 2013

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    Tsalagi Lore

    On Mother Earth, we practice Karma whether we know we do or not. Doing good, walking our Path without Ego, seeing need and filling the void. Or, we don't. That is the test of our being. My Ududu would sit with his pipe in his lap, the lines in his face sharp and stoic. His eyes...
    SilentBluemoon SilentBluemoon 36-40, F 6 Responses Nov 26, 2012

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    Mostly Irish, But Part Cherokee

    I'm an unusual person ethnically I suppose. At least around this part of Indiana. My father was Irish-American and Native American from the Applachian Mountains in Tennessee, and my mother is Irish. So having been around said Irish family, I'm a darker looking(at times, and...
    heastonmclloyd heastonmclloyd 21-25, M 23 Responses Aug 11, 2007

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    Vdadolisdodi, Unetlanvhi She is His only

    adageyudi, The only one You have ever allowed Him to Really care about, to ever really love. You've given Him completely selfless love; If anyone foolishly thought otherwise, They just need to take one look at Him anigiliyogv, danalihv, naquu. And yet she does ganelv in...
    ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi 36-40, F Jun 20

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    How Terrapin Beat Rabbit

    As recorded in the Nineteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology 1897-98, Part I. The Rabbit was a great runner, and everybody knew it. No one thought the Terrapin anything but a slow traveler, but he was a great warrior and very boastful, and the two were always...
    PaleFox PaleFox 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 2, 2013

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    Tsa-La-Gi Gv-Ge-Yu-Hi Ni-hi A-ga-li-ha

    a-da-nv-to, U-li-he-li-s-di u-gi-tsi-s-gv. Di-tsi-ga-to-li ka-nu-yo-la-di?a I-gv-ni-si-s-gi gv-ge-yu-hi. Ni-hi Ka-no-gi-s-di a-da(nv)-to; A-gi-go-'hv wo:-ya a-da-nv-do tsu-ga-sa-wo-dv. Ta-li. A-ni-da-we-hi, u-(ga)-se-di a-da-nv-to. O-gi-na-hi-lo-gi vi-s-vi no-qui-si a...
    ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi 36-40, F Mar 26

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    Cherokee Background

    My Grandpas, father was a full blooded Cherokee, who came acrosst from oklahoma. I have not asked my Grandpa too much about my Cherokee heritage, but fully intend to. I look alot like my Grandpa, but also have strong italian features.
    summ914 summ914 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2009

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    A Pale Native American ^w^

    You can tell by almost everything I do, that I am a Native American, except I am paler than snow. O.o I have an inner love for drum sounds, and nature. I love my background and ancestors. <3
    GreatKindOfDifferent GreatKindOfDifferent 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2012

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    ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    We are half Cherokee

    but you wouldn't be able to notice if you looked at me because I'm so pale. My mother, brother, and sister are more dark complected than me. I've learned a lot of the Cherokee tribe, it's amazing and a lot of history.
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    CHA LA GI

    I've known most of my life I was part native American. Never meant a whole lot to me but as I'm getting older I want to know more about my ancestors. .well the hard part is the indian comes from my mother's side and I know exactly nothing about her family..I had been searching...
    coulupy coulupy 56-60, M 1 Response Oct 23, 2013

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    Tsalagi Anigeyv Ale Agigau (Cherokee Women And

    The Greatly Beloved Woman)Tsalagi society is made up of seven clans: the Anisahoni, or Blue Clan, also known as the Panther or Wild Cat Clan; so named from the blue medicine that was made to keep children well; the Anigilohi, or Long Hair Clan, also known as the Twister, Hair...
    ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi 36-40, F Mar 26

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    I Am a Proud Cherokee Woman

    Welcome all who enter into my realm...   I am a Cherokee  Indian...   A Proud Cherokee Woman...   Being Indian comes from the very depths of ones heart and soul, made up of the very fiber of our being.  I am a very strong Cherokee Woman, for the...
    Sharona Sharona 41-45, F 13 Responses Jul 11, 2008

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    GVGEYUSESDIHasgayah galvquodi ale ageyuhiGvgeyu

    hawiniyu, agiye.Nihi ayohisdi ayv adageyudi ale ulihelisdi.Ayv udelida adanvto danalasgisgv.Gvdodi nihi nunelisv.Nihi udatlvtasdi ayv kawoladesgv aleAgisdi uquedali ale gigvNidvlenvda ayelv.Ayv atalesdi nihi gvdodi atsvsdv;Nihi atalesdi ayv gvdodi ulasigv.Tali. Asquadonvhi...
    ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi 36-40, F 7 Responses May 7

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    I Love Babygirls

    I miss my babygirl in America. We shared so many things, the passion was so beautiful yet so intimate as two hearts could ever be. She couldn't leave her family and I understood, as I always understood her heart. It's been two years now and being so far we have drifted apart as...
    daddy1169 daddy1169 56-60, M Oct 26, 2013

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    Ayv asvnasdi nasgi, nihi adanedi,

    Igvnisisgi nihi alisgolvdodiviTla tsa gwan ta gado usdi etikaiele didanediTsalisgolvdodivi udanelv itsula ayv.Tsagohusdi anadadvni ale ayv hinegi, "Wado."Nihi gesvgi udvnvisdi udanelv tsvsaTaline Ayeli ayvAyv ugatidvgi ganvhida udohiyu!Wado, gvlvquodi gohusdi anadadvni.Wado...
    ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi 36-40, F Jun 14

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    Apache-mexican

    There is nothing else to say,except that I am proud of who I am!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 13, 2013

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    The Bringer Legends

    I remember the stories agidoda would tell, the Bringer stories. I don’t know if someone else knows these as well? If you do, I would like to discuss them with you. He would tell me their tales often and ask me what I thought. I was young then and not interested in the world as...
    OgoNay OgoNay 46-50 Sep 20, 2013

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    Big Jake And Cornblossom

    From all the research I can find my grandmother Rosa Francis Justice, was the daughter of Susanna Blevins and David (Davey) Justice. I hope someone has more info on Big Jake. Was he Jewish by ancestry?
    becju becju 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2013

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    Dida'latli' Ti

    Sgë! Nâ'gwa tsûdantâ'gï tegû'nyatawâ'ilateli'ga. Iyustï yonega tsilastû'`lï Iyu'stï kwaganah ditsadâ'ita. Tsûwatsi'la elawi'nï tsidâ'hïstani'ga. Tsûdantâgï elawi'nï tsidâ'hïstani'ga. Nû'nya gû'nnage gûnyu'tlûntani'ga. Ä`nûwa'gï gû'nnage' gûnyû'tl...
    OgoNay OgoNay 46-50 1 Response Oct 2, 2013

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    I'm Cherokee from both sides.

    I've very interested in the Native American and more specifically, Cherokee, culture and history. I believe I have more Cherokee blood than any white blood ancestors.
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 16

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    Just Because I Look Different Doesn't Mean Im Not Part Native

    i am 1/8 cherokee,1/8 mohawk,1/8 seminole and 1/8 black foot and the rest black I was told because i am dark black and my hair isn't straight then i cant be native that is not at all true my mom is 60% native and she is light brown and bright on her legs my dad is like 20% native...
    AtheistWolf AtheistWolf 16-17, M Sep 30, 2013

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    Dark Skin, Dark Hair, and Light Eyes! Curse?

         Sometimes when I go places I get stared at and I feel uncomfortable.  I just feel like I don't belong in this body of mine, like I am waiting for the better place.  I don't socialize too much.  I do my business and go home. ...
    Neveah Neveah 16-17, F 34 Responses Aug 27, 2009

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    Svnoi Asgitisdi The Great Spirit said,

    "Your Angel must rest now. His Spirit is at war for You, Agigau." "But Great Spirit," I pleaded, "He is my strength, as the pine tree that stands strong and tall in the wind; He lifts me up as though I am riding on eagles' wings; There is none stronger. I cannot live...
    ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi 36-40, F Mar 26

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    The Rain Dance Of Mine

    I doubt I would have shared this story, because it sounds to far out. However, I have a witness who was there, and it was on the 5 o'clock news, and there were three cars destroyed, and two motor homes damaged, all people who got quite quite pissed as they eventually heard me...
    rmichaels rmichaels 56-60, M 16 Responses Jul 19, 2010

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    Cherokee Culture

    Hello everyone, I am part Cherokee, I don't recall how much I am, however, my great grandmother was 100% Cherokee. I am currently taking a psychology class devoted to culture. I have just recently joined this page so that I can learn more about the Cherokee culture. I am...
    CherokeeJMB2 CherokeeJMB2 22-25, F Oct 7, 2013

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    I Am 1/8 Th Cherokee

    My grandfather was full blood cherokee, I wish I knew more about him.  He died when I was about 5-6.  The sad part is not many people know that much about him.  It seems like so much history is lost.  I like to do family history and things like that.. but not...
    shadowgirl shadowgirl 26-30, F 11 Responses May 4, 2008

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    CONSTITUTION of the Cherokee Nation - 1827

     CONSTITUTION OF THE CHEROKEE NATION, Formed by a Convention of Delegates from the several Districts, at New Echota, July 1827.  WE THE REPRESENTATIVES of the people of the CHEROKEE NATION in Convention assembled, in order to establish justice, ensure tranquility...
    NvyaYona NvyaYona 51-55 Oct 5, 2008

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    By Blood

    By blood I am Native American. My grandmother was half Cherokee, but I have no physical features that would lead one to believe that I am anything but a white man from Europe. However, I have always had an affinity for nature - an appreciation for it, and a sense of wonder at how...
    Zanato Zanato 19-21, M 6 Responses Dec 27, 2007

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    "How Turtle's Back was Cracked" This is what

    the old people told me when I was a child, about the days when the people and the animals still spoke the same language. Now, in those days Possum and Turtle were best friends. Many people thought it odd that two such very different creatures would be so close, but Possum and...
    ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi 36-40, F Mar 26

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    Stealing The SunLong ago,

    the Cherokee people lived in a dark world. They had no Sun, or Moon, or light of any kind. It was so dark that that the animals, birds, and insects kept bumping into each other.One day the animals called a meeting to see what could be done.Woodpecker spoke first. "I've heard...
    ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I am not of Native American origin

    but I have developed a great love of the Cherokee people and their wisdom. I feel a great tragedy was bestowed upon the Cherokee people inflicted by my ancestors. Although it was not done by my hand, I still feel guilt for the sins of my fathers and their fathers. Had they...
    Illuminatetheworld Illuminatetheworld 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    White Crow

    December 12, 2009 - Saturday  Taeo White Crow Current mood:  thankful Category: Dreams and the Supernatural About 10 years ago I cried out to the...
    taeoeateota taeoeateota 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 11, 2009

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    Cherokee

    hi shrona I am part cherokee  and my great grand daughters name is cherokee. Glad to be your friend too. thanks  I found this and want to add it to my comments.          Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youths rite...
    silvercoins4 silvercoins4 70+, F 21 Responses Jul 17, 2008

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    adageyudi gesv gvnidiyu ale udatiyu adageyudi

    gesv vtla yigvyugo’i adageyudi gesv vtla yagegwago’i atla utli yudegwvhisdo’i adageyudi gesv alidvdisgi nigesvna
    PaleFox PaleFox 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 11

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    His wisdom is just one tiny attribute of Why He

    deserves all of the love in my heart. He has never been able to feel love before. How could such a precious person Not be able to feel love until now? He, above all others, understands love. He has been so misunderstood, so wronged; He is not a monster, you ignorant people! He...
    ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi 36-40, F Jun 18

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    My Father Said So

    I remember as a kid my father would say he was part cherokee indian and he would say look at my high cheekbones. I also have high cheekbones and grew up feeling empathy for all native peoples and the terrible things that happened to them and how unfairly they were treated. my...
    missygirly missygirly 56-60, T 8 Responses Jul 7, 2011

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    My great-great-great grandma was full.

    Therefore, my great-great grandma was half, my great grandma was one-fourth, my grandpa is one-eighth, my dad's one-sixteenth, and I'm one-thirty secondth. Math rules.
    MrsCarlileAtYourService MrsCarlileAtYourService 16-17, F Jun 8

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    My grandpa is full blooded Native American

    Cherokee and my grandma is Irish and Scottish they are both from NC. But my other grandma is polish and English and my other grandpa is Hungarian they are both from Ohio. :)
    mandyk5918 mandyk5918 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2013

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    On my mothers side I am Native American

    but I wish I could know more about my Cherokee heritage, and if there was a way to learn the language. If anyone has any recommendations, or resources I could use, that would be great.
    languagelover1031 languagelover1031 18-21, F Feb 3

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    ARE You a Undocumented, Disenfranchised Cherokee?

     It has long be prophesied by our ancestors ("The Return of the Buffalo"), see the Woodland Buffalo that were present when the first white men arrived in the new world, that the new century would bring forth many people of Cherokee blood that want to rejoin the...
    NvyaYona NvyaYona 51-55 21 Responses Oct 5, 2008

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    I am half Cherokee from my mothers side.

    My father is Irish. But I look more like my mother. I know some of the history of the people, but I would really like to get to know more, visit the places my ancestors lived and learn more about how they lived.
    MuseGrl4 MuseGrl4 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    Not a huge percent but it's enough to really

    tell. I get confused with being Blasian all the time.
    IvyRed15 IvyRed15 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    My father was full blooded Native American.

    He was a mix of Cherokee and Blackfoot.... Love my heritage.
    SilveradoTexas SilveradoTexas 31-35, M Jul 17

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    Cherokee Land

    MY GREAT GREAT GRANDMA MARY CLOUD 100% CHEROKEE SHE WAS PART OF THE NUNNA DAUL ISUNYI MEANING THE TRAIL WHERE WE CRIED IM VERY SADEN EVERYTIME I THINK OF THIS TIME AND WILL NEVER FORGET NATIVE AMERICAN CHEROKEE PRIDE FOREVER LOVE YOU GRANDMA YOU WILL AWAYS BE IN MY MIND, SOUL...
    matwauhowahkah matwauhowahkah 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 11, 2011

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    Outoftheashes87 Outoftheashes87 26-30, F Mar 6

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    I Am Native American (cherokee) Gvgeyusesdi

    Hasgayah galvquodi ale ageyuhi Nihi Tsigeusv hawiniyu, agiye. Nihi ayohisdi ayv adageyudi ale ulihelisdi. Adanvto danalasgisgv Gvdodi nihi nunelisv. Nihi udatlvtasdi ayv ale Agisdi kawoladesgv ale gigv Nidvlenvda ayelv. Ayv atalesdi nihi gvdodi atsvsdv; Nihi atalesdi...
    ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi 36-40, F Mar 26

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    My Great-Great-Great Grandmother was a

    full-blooded Cherokee. I know very little specific information about my ancestry but I'm thankful for my heritage because trying to find more information about my family has brought my family together. Also (not trying to sound superficial) that line of my family was blessed...
    ConfusedAutumn96 ConfusedAutumn96 18-21, F Jan 4

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    Some Wise Words..

    Seven Simple Truths from the Cherokee Adapted from "The Cherokee Full Circle" by JT Garrett and Michael Tlanusta Garrett ____________________________________ We may not always have control over what happens to us, but we always have a choice...
    Vox Vox 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 14, 2008

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