Blood Root = U-na-s-ti-la gi-ga-ge (Red root) or Gi-tli wa-to-li (Dog's penis) - this woodland flower grows abundantly in shady, moist forests, sometimes forming dense carpets beneath old growth trees. It is a member of the Poppy family and is an important plant to the Cherokees for medicine and an ingredient in making dye for textiles and baskets. Used for many medicinal purposes including back aches, the root is primarily considered useful to treat "women's ailments."

Blood Root = U-na-s-ti-la gi-ga-ge (Red root) or Gi-tli wa-to-li (Dog's penis) - this woodland flower grows abundantly in shady, moist forests, sometimes forming dense carpets beneath old growth trees. It is a member of the Poppy family and is an important plant to the Cherokees for medicine and an ingredient in making dye for textiles and baskets. Used for many medicinal purposes including back aches, the root is primarily considered useful to treat "women's ailments."

Newspaper Rock: How traditional Cherokee women dress

In response to Anonymous, who thinks traditional Cherokee women may have looked like Liv Tyler in a Pocahontas costume , here's the proof: .

The Seven Clans of the Cherokee

The Seven Clans of the Cherokee

There are 7 clans of the Cherokee Indian. It is important to know this because they are not allowed to marry inside their clan. The women are the head of household in the Cherokee so membership is attained through the mother.

Franklin Pierce West - Cherokee - circa 1885

Tombstone readings, location information and pictures of the West family cemetery in Muskogee County, Oklahoma

Tsiyu Gansini, "He is dragging his canoe", known to whites as Dragging Canoe, was a Cherokee war chief who led a band of Cherokee against colonists and United States settlers. Beginning during the American Revolution, his forces were sometimes joined by Upper Muskogee, Chickasaw, Shawnee, and Indians from other tribes/nations. The series of conflicts were known as Chickamauga Wars. Dragging Canoe became the pre-eminent war leader among the Indians of the Southeast of his time.

Dragging Canoe - was a Cherokee war chief who fought against white encroachment on Cherokee lands. In his time he was one of the most influential war leaders among the Southeastern Native American tribes.

Wa-kee (aka Rebecca Tickaneesky, aka Rebecca-Smith-Neugin) - Cherokee - before 1932 {Note: Rebecca's father was known as Big Tickaneesky, but was also said to use the last name of Ketcher. Rebecca first married John Smith, and later re-married Bark Neugin (aka Bark Nugen). She can be found on some Census lists as Becca Nugen or Becky Nugen. When she died in Hulbert, Oklahoma in 1932, it was said that she was one of the last remaining survivors of the Trail of Tears.}

Wa-kee (aka Rebecca Tickaneesky, aka Rebecca-Smith-Neugin) - Cherokee - before 1932 {Note: When she died in Hulbert, Oklahoma in it was said that she was one of the last remaining survivors of the Trail of Tears.

Guest Commentary Published August 31, 2015 History was made on Aug. 28 as elected leaders of the Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians gath...

Guest Commentary Published August 2015 History was made on Aug. 28 as elected leaders of the Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians gath.

Statue of Nancy Ward placed on a white womans grave in Arnwine Cemetery near Liberty Hill, TN

Famous Cherokee Women

Nancy Ward Statue: Said to have been made just after 1900 by a descendent of Nancy Ward but was placed on a white woman's grave for approximately 70 years - before being stolen

First Language - The Race to Save Cherokee documentary published Nov 2016

First Language - The Race to Save Cherokee

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