what is the significance of the changes seen in cherokee tradition over time?
Traditions in Native American communities have always been a key part of each tribe and it allows for each person in the tribe to form a connection with one-another and their beliefs.
The native Cherokee language represents the culture, tradition, and customs of the nation. It is special to each person and is a speech unique to the tribe.
Many of the elements of the original belief system remain in place with traditional Cherokee today. Although some of these elements have evolved or have been modified, this belief system is an integral part of day to day life for many.
history of the cherokee nation
"The Cherokee Nation is the federally-recognized government of the Cherokee people and has inherent sovereign status recognized by treaty and law. The seat of tribal government is the W.W. Keeler Complex near Tahlequah, Okla., the capital of the Cherokee Nation.
With more than 317,000 citizens, over 8,000 employees and a variety of tribal enterprises ranging from aerospace and defense contracts to entertainment venues, Cherokee Nation’s economic impact in Oklahoma and surrounding areas is more than $1.5 billion annually. We are one of the largest employers in northeastern Oklahoma. We are the largest tribal nation in the United States.
The Cherokee Nation is committed to protecting our inherent sovereignty, preserving and promoting Cherokee culture, language and values, and improving the quality of life for the next seven generations of Cherokee citizens."
- Cherokee Nation
"The Great New Moon Festival was held around October. This marked the beginning of the Cherokee New Year. It was believed that the world was created in the season of Autumn." - Cherokee Nation