Cherokee Land

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The article provides facts and information about Cherokee land. The Native Americans including the Cherokee tribe had never developed a system of private land ownership like the European settlers.

Native Indian land was not owned by individuals. It could not be sold. Cherokee land therefore belonged to the whole community.

But there were tribal boundaries. Cherokee land was recognised by the settlement of the tribe within the boundaries of their territory.

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Cherokee Land

The Cherokee are a tribe of an American Indian people who originally moved from the Great Lakes region to the southern Appalachian Mountains (Virginia, North and South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and possibly Kentucky).

The Cherokee Land that was home to the tribe, as indicated on the Cherokee Land Map, had been occupied by the tribe before the arrival of the Europeans.

They had never experienced the way of the Europeans especially in relation to the subject of Land Ownership.

The ownership of Cherokee land became the source of the bitter conflicts between the white European settlers, the U.S. and the Native American Indians.

Cherokee Land 1822

Cherokee Land 1822

 

Cherokee Land
The Cherokee Native Americans lived in harmony with the land which was emphasized by the their culture, religion and beliefs. The idea of an individual person having exclusive use of a particular piece of land was completely alien to Native Americans.

Cherokee Land - Ownership?
The Cherokee fought, as communities, with other tribes over hunting rights to their territory. But the "right" to the land was very different from the legal terms understood by the white settlers relating to individual ownership. The Cherokee Indians had no concept of "private property," as applied to the land, but were soon to experience this European idea, through the constant encroachment on the tribal territories and Cherokee land.

 

 

Cherokee Land - Wars and Conflicts
The American Indian Wars is the name used in the United States to describe a series of wars, battles and conflicts between American settlers or the U.S. army, and the Native American Indians before and after the American Revolutionary War.

Cherokee Land - Moved to the Reservation
In 1838 and 1839 the Cherokee land was seized and the tribe forcibly resettled in Oklahoma. This bloody removal became known as the Trail of Tears. Some Cherokees hid in the Allegheny Mountains, where in 1842 a reservation was created for them in North Carolina; as a result, there emerged the two groups of Cherokee that exist today: the Eastern and Western Cherokee.

Cherokee Land - Dawes General Allotment Act
The Dawes General Allotment Act was passed by Congress in 1887 which led to the break up of the large Indian Reservations and the sale of Indian lands, including Cherokee lands to white settlers.

 

Cherokee Land - Tribal Map

The Tribe location map provides a general overview of the tribal territories and land inhabited by various tribes of Native Indians.

The Tribe Location Map provides a bird's eye view of the Cherokee land and their proximately to other famous Native American tribes and their tribal territories.

The Cherokee Native Indians,  together with the other Native American tribes, were removed from their land and sent to inhospitable reservations.

They waited until 1969 when all Indians were declared citizens of the U.S.

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Cherokee Land - Tribe Location Map

 

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