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The adoption of elements of white culture was an ongoing process with the Cherokee, one that began with the establishment of European settlements along the eastern seaboard. One early example was...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2013 4:31 am UTC

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Traditionally, the Cherokee had a fairly democratic government. It was very decentralized. They did not have a true central government that ruled their whole tribe. Instead, they had a kind of a...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2012 7:02 pm UTC

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The main feature of the way that kinship was seen among the Cherokees was the fact that their society was divided up into matrilineal clans. What this meant was that Cherokees would have seen...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2012 6:49 pm UTC

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Today, the Cherokee Nation's government is based very much on the government of the United States or of the various states. That is, it is a democracy with separation of powers and three branches...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2012 7:25 pm UTC

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In the days before European contact, the traditional economy of the Cherokee people was very similar to that of many other groups in similar situations. That is, they were a hunter-gatherer...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2012 6:41 pm UTC

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As is the case with many Native American nations today, the Cherokee economy is based largely on gaming. The Cherokee have a number of casinos that bring in the bulk of their revenue. They also...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2012 7:01 pm UTC

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After the American Revolution, the Cherokee Nation came to be known as one of the "civilized" tribes of the Southeast. The Cherokee were creating for themselves a very modern form of government...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2012 8:16 pm UTC

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Before European contact, Cherokee government was, of course, traditional. However, even then there was a degree of what we wouild see as modern forms of government. Their government was...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2012 8:10 pm UTC

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