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Title: The Cherokees


1
The Cherokees
  • By Riley, Taylor, Ashley, Brittany

2
Cherokee Homes
  • They lived in two houses one is for summer one is
    for winter.
  • They were made out of sticks and mud.
  • To finish the house they added mud to the mates.
  • The Cherokee coved the houses with thatches.
  • The roof had a hole for the smoke to go out.

3
Foods
  • Their crops were corn, beans, pumpkins, squash,
    sunflower-seeds, and tobacco.
  • They roasted, boiled, and grinded corn into
    bread.
  • Cherokee families ate fish, deer, rabbits,
    squirrels, and turkey.
  • They ate unusual foods such as yellow jacket
    soup, chestnut bread, hickory nut soup,
    mushrooms, cornbread baked on bark, and small
    frogs.
  • Some spices that the Cherokees ate are maple
    syrup was boiled in the spring to make sugar
    cubes. Powdered honey was also sweeten.

4
Clothing
  • Women and girls wear skirts, buffalo and calf
    skin capes.
  • Later, they wore cloth skirts and leather belts.
  • Men and boys wore breech-clothes made from
    buckskin.
  • In the summer they wore buckskin shirts in the
    winter they wore shirts of bear, beaver, otter
    and panther skin.

5
Sequoyah
  • Sequoyah was born in 1770.
  • His mother was from a life of chiefs and his
    father was a white trader.
  • In 1809 Sequoyah invented the Cherokee language.
  • There were 85 letters in his alphabet.
  • Sequoyahs name in English is George Gist.

6
The Trail of Tears
  • Three to five Cherokees died on the trail of
    tears each day.
  • Only twenty Cherokee men signed the treaty of New
    Echota.
  • The death toll was about 4,000 Cherokees
    including the people that died at the white mans
    camp.
  • The journey was made by the five civilized tribes
    known as the Trail of Tears.
  • The Cherokee walked more than 1,000 miles.

7
References
  • The Cherokee by Raymond Bial
  • The Cherokee by Barbara A. McCall
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