Cherokee Indians

Ways of Life

  • Men hunt
  • Women make the meals.
  • They made houses out of mud, bark, and wood.
  • Farmed beans, pumpkins, squash, and corn.
  • They had houses called Hogans.


  • The small houses had extra clay.
  • They were called hothouses.
  • The families would bundle up on cold winter nights.
  • They were called hothouses because they were built underground.
  • They were forced to move to Oklahoma in the 1800's.
  • Dog - gitli
  • Wolf - wayah
  • Turtle - daksi

Fast Facts

  • They lived in the time of the Paleo Indians
  • They were the most powerful tribe (tallest and strongest)

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