• Where did your tribe live?

They moved from Mexico to present day Tennessee.They had to travel through 3 or 4 states.


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  • How did climate affect the way your tribe met their needs for food,clothing, and housing?

The Cherokee have to grow crops in the summer and hunt in the fall. They use deer skin for skirts, cloth, moccasins and pants. For their homes they used river cane and plaster with thatched roofs so it would be warm like a log cabin.



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  • How did geography/landforms affect the way your tribe met their needs for food,clothing,and housing?

They used the rivers to supply them with food to eat and mud to make houses. The forest supplied them with twigs to make houses. The forest also
supplied them with deer,elk, and bear for food and clothing. Since the Cherokee lived on the plains, they could grow crops like squash,corn,soy beans,and apples.


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  • How did your tribe rely on natural resources?

The Cherokee relied on mud and twigs for houses. They relied on deer and elk for food and clothing for the winter. The meat that they got from the animals that they killed was used very carefully. They ate some of it then and saved the rest for winter.


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  • What types of jobs did early Native American tribes have to hlep them meet their needs?

The girls would grow crops take good care of tobacco for religious ceremonies. They would also weave baskets and make clay pots, and take care of younger children. Men were in charge of hunting and fishing. Boys learned these skills from their mother's brother. The Cherokee hunted deer using bow and arrow or spear.
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  • Wattle and daub houses (also known as asi, the Cherokee word for them) are Native American houses used by southeastern tribes. Wattle and daub houses are made by weaving rivercane, wood, and vines into a frame, then coating the frame with plaster. The roof was either thatched with grass or shingled with bark.




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  • Did your tribe have a money system or a barter system? Describe it.

The Cherokee did not use money. They used a barter system. They only bartered for personal items and gifts like feathers and handmade crafts. They also bartered for items for religious ceremonies.

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  • What type of government did your tribe have? How did they handle conflicts?

The Cherokee had a central government led by two chiefs, a peace chief and a war chief. Each chief was helped by several men. The two most important men to help these chiefs were a principal assistant and a speaker. The principal assistant solved minor disputes amongst the towns people. The speaker was a priest and he presided over religious ceremonies.


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  • What makes this tribe unique, different from other tribes?

Our tribe told many stories about their land, and the people who lived in it. They are also unique because they created their own government. They also made many traditional foods other tribes did not have. The Cherokee did a dance called the Eagle Dance and Green Corn ceremony. They performed this dance to ensure a successful hunt or to cure a sick person.