Cherokee Indian Project

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  • Hi my name is Ama and I live in the wolf clan which is the most largest clan out of the 7. I am hoping to become the war chief since I am from the wolf clan. My mother's name is Sai and she came from the wolf clan, my father had to move to the wolf clan after he married Sai his name is Jayesh and he originally was from the Long Hair clan.
  • Before the Europeans came along my ancestors used to always keep a fire going for the sun, believed that the grandmother spider put the sun in the sky, and women used to have a right to speak on the council.  4 and 7 were sacred numbers to my ancestors because there were 4 directions and there were 7 clans.  And when my ancestors killed an animal they would pray to the animals spirit for forgiveness and promised to use all of the animal. They believed that if the spirits were not respected people would be stuck with hunger and disease.
  • Natives seemed savage to the Europeans at first for many reasons. The Europeans thought that the Natives beliefs were savage so the brought them the knowledge of the true God and savior. European thought that land and things like gold should be owned by individuals and should be farmed but the Natives believed that all tribe members shared the land.
  • Thomas Jefferson said that if indians were to be removed and sent west then they would be safe from white people. that was the beginning of the idea of “Indian Removal”.
  • The federal Government forced us to leave our homes and walk thousands of miles to a special Indian Territory across the Mississippi river. Our walk to the territory is known as the trail of tears. On the trail of tears many died from hunger, exposure, and disease. 
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