Cherokees

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Cherokees (Ethnol) An Appalachian tribe of Indians, formerly inhabiting the region about the head waters of the Tennessee River. They are now mostly settled in the Indian Territory, and have become one of the most civilized of the Indian Tribes.
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Usage

In literature:

It at once developed that he did not fancy the prospect of a Cherokee reprisal.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
In a battle with the Cherokees my father was killed.
"History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians" by George Mogridge
The trouble with the Creek and Cherokee Indians in Georgia brought this issue to the front.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
This case is, as it was treated by the Supreme Court in the Cherokee Tobacco, of the highest importance.
"The Indian Question (1874)" by Francis A. Walker
The Cherokees were probably also the builders of the mounds of eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina.
"The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2)" by John Fiske
BRITISH TREATY WITH THE CHEROKEES, 1755.
"Southern Literature From 1579-1895" by Louise Manly
About half the tribe are in the Cherokee country.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
Senator Owen of Oklahoma is part Cherokee.
"The Indian Today" by Charles A. Eastman
But the Cherokee Chief and old Chief Wahpanucka of the Delawares did not agree.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
I know every man in the Cherokee Nation that ever handled a hot iron.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol 31, No 2, June 1908" by Various
The experience with the Cherokee Nation is typical of the relation between the whites and the other Indian tribes.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
His present object was, at all events, to cross the Jore Mountains, said to be the highest land in the Cherokee country.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
Cherokee, John Morrison, 30.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 3, July, 1900" by Various
Cherokee Indian, 50, 76, 77.
"An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Religion" by Frank Byron Jevons
We soon came upon some teams that were camped beside the road, being on their way back from Walhalla to Cherokee County, North Carolina.
"In and Out of Rebel Prisons" by Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper
THE CHEROKEES IN GEORGIA.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
Here the Cherokees were attacked by their enemies from Illinois.
"Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia" by Carrie Hunter Willis
Waal, a white man from the States married the widow of a well-to-do Cherokee half-breed.
"Chiquita, an American Novel" by Merrill Tileston
Later he had fled through the Cherokee nation toward the Spanish port of Mobile.
"A Volunteer with Pike" by Robert Ames Bennet
They go up into Cherokee County.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
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In poetry:

There came a Youth from Georgia's shore--
A military casque he wore, With splendid feathers drest;
He brought them from the Cherokees;
The feathers nodded in the breeze,
And made a gallant crest.
"Ruth" by William Wordsworth
The Management Area of Cherokee
National Forest, interested in fish,
Has mapped Tellico and Bald Rivers
And North River, with the tributaries
Brookshire Branch and Sugar Cove Creek:
A fishy map for facile fishery
"The Trout Map" by Allen Tate
At Slavery's beck, the very hands
Ye lift to Heaven, to swear ye 're free,
Will break a truce, to seize the lands
Of Seminole or Cherokee!
Yes,—tear a flag, that Tartar hordes
Respect, and shield it with their swords!
"The Tocsin" by John Pierpont

In news:

The Storm Lake boys tennis team ended its season Saturday on its home courts with a 5-2 preliminary substate meet loss to Cherokee.
Cat Power Sings Stoic 'Cherokee' on 'Conan'.
The previous-gen Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 earned a cult following for its bang-for-buck quotient and surprisingly precocious track capabilities.
The two-seat low wing Thorp resembles Piper's Cherokee line for a reason: Both were designed by the same man, former Lockheed engineer John Thorp .
Said today that it was trimming production, at least temporarily, of its Jeep Grand Cherokee midsize sport utility vehicle.
CATOOSA — A Tulsa musician was arrested at the Cherokee Casino last week in connection with allegedly trampling an American flag in his act.
Records show the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service arrested Marion Gooding III, 30, lead guitarist with the band Smunty Voje, around 10:30 pm Thursday.
The next five years could include the construction of an adventure park, a canopy walk and another casino for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, according to a preliminary outline of its 2012 economic development plan.
All 2013 Grand Cherokee SRT8s carry on with the same 470-hp, 6.4-liter V-8 and five-speed automatic transmission as last year.
US Customs & Border Protection Department agents patrolling the U.S.-Mexico frontier near the Imperial Sand Dunes in California encountered this Jeep Cherokee tied-up atop the 613 mile-long wall.
I got called a liberal the other day by a reader in Cherokee County who doesn't think much of my opinions and suggested: "Someone should retire his word processor.".
I got called a "liberal" the other day by a reader in Cherokee County who doesn't think much of my opinions and suggested "Someone should retire his word processor".
Notable deaths in arts, A to M. Jeep Grand Cherokee, Liberty recalled because of airbag problem.
The recall includes 2002 and 2003 model-year Jeep Libertys, seen here, and 2002 through 2004 model-year Jeep Grand Cherokees ASSOCIATED PRESS Enlarge.
Chyrsler is recalling more than 900,000 late model Jeep Grand Cherokees and Liberty SUVs because of a possible problem with the vehcile's airbags.
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In science:

Smithsonian. Tuchscherer, K., Hair, P. E. H. (2002). Cherokee and West Africa: Examining the origins of the Vai script.
Distribution of complexities in the Vai script
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