What does Cherokee mean?

Definitions for Cherokee
ˈtʃɛr əˌkiChero·kee

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Cherokee(noun)

    the Iroquoian language spoken by the Cherokee

  2. Cherokee(noun)

    a member of an Iroquoian people formerly living in the Appalachian Mountains but now chiefly in Oklahoma

Wiktionary

  1. Cherokee(Noun)

    A member of this people.

  2. Cherokee(ProperNoun)

    An indigenous North American people.

  3. Cherokee(ProperNoun)

    Their Iroquoian language, still spoken in Oklahoma and North Carolina.

  4. Cherokee(ProperNoun)

    A syllabary for the Cherokee language invented by Sequoyah.

Wikipedia

  1. Cherokee

    The Cherokee (; Cherokee: ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯ, romanized: Aniyvwiyaʔi, or Cherokee: ᏣᎳᎩ, romanized: Tsalagi) are one of the indigenous people of the Southeastern Woodlands of the United States. Prior to the 18th century, they were concentrated in what is now southwestern North Carolina, southeastern Tennessee, edges of western South Carolina, northeastern Georgia and northeastern Alabama.The Cherokee language is part of the Iroquoian language group. In the 19th century, James Mooney, an American ethnographer, recorded one oral tradition that told of the tribe having migrated south in ancient times from the Great Lakes region, where other Iroquoian-speaking peoples lived; however, anthropologist Thomas R. Whyte writes that the origin of the proto-Iroquoian language was likely the Appalachian region and the split between Northern and Southern Iroquoian languages began 4,000 years ago.By the 19th century, European settlers in the United States classified the Cherokee of the Southeast as one of the "Five Civilized Tribes", because they were agrarian and lived in permanent villages and began to adopt some cultural and technological practices of the European American settlers. Today there are three federally recognized Cherokee tribes: the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina, the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians (UKB) in Oklahoma, and the Cherokee Nation (CN) in Oklahoma.The Cherokee Nation has more than 300,000 tribal members, making it the largest of the 567 federally recognized tribes in the United States. In addition, numerous groups claim Cherokee lineage, and some of these are state-recognized. A total of more than 819,000 people are estimated to claim having Cherokee ancestry on the US census, which includes persons who are not enrolled members of any tribe.Of the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes, the Cherokee Nation and the UKB have headquarters in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The UKB are mostly descendants of "Old Settlers", Cherokee who migrated to Arkansas and Oklahoma about 1817 prior to Indian Removal. They are related to the Cherokee who were later forcibly relocated there in the 1830s under the Indian Removal Act. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is on the Qualla Boundary in western North Carolina; their ancestors resisted or avoided relocation, remaining in the area.

Freebase

  1. Cherokee

    The Cherokee are a Native American people historically settled in the Southeastern United States. Their language is an Iroquoian language. In the 19th century, historians and ethnographers recorded their oral tradition that told of the tribe having migrated south in ancient times from the Great Lakes region, where other Iroquoian-speaking peoples were located. They began to have contact with European traders in the 18th century. In the 19th century, white settlers in the United States called the Cherokee one of the "Five Civilized Tribes", because they had assimilated numerous cultural and technological practices of European American settlers. The Cherokee were one of the first, if not the first, major non-European ethnic group to become U.S. citizens. Article 8 in the 1817 treaty with the Cherokee stated Cherokees may wish to become citizen of the United States. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the Cherokee Nation has more than 300,000 members, the largest of the 565 federally recognized Native American tribes in the United States. Of the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes, the Cherokee Nation and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians have headquarters in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The UKB are mostly descendants of "Old Settlers", Cherokee who migrated to Arkansas and Oklahoma about 1817. The Cherokee Nation are related to the people who were forcibly relocated there in the 1830s under the Indian Removal Act. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is located on the Qualla Boundary in western North Carolina.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cherokee in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cherokee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Cherokee in a Sentence

  1. Julie Hubbard:

    We are encouraged by this dialogue and understanding that being a Cherokee Nation tribal citizen is rooted in centuries of culture and laws not through DNA tests, we are encouraged by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren action and hope that the slurs and mockery of tribal citizens and Indian history and heritage will now come to an end.

  2. Ryan Helsley:

    I think it's a misrepresentation of the Cherokee people or Native Americans in general.

  3. Cherokee Nation:

    I think we have to look at the roadmaps that are laid out as a suggested path to seating The Cherokee Nation delegate, and certainly the delegates afforded the territories give us an idea of what is workable in the Congress.

  4. Bo Taylor:

    I cannot emphasize enough this first class, these first kids, these parents that were willing to risk their child's futures and gamble with the belief that Cherokee was important, that's amazing because they were guinea pigs.

  5. Richard Fields:

    When you look at the history of what the (US Drug Enforcement Administration) has been prosecuting, you realize the extraordinary amounts of drugs that are being pumped into our society, we just want to see these companies change their behavior, follow the law and really do what's right -- not just for the Cherokee Nation but for our country.

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