Describe the traditional economy of the Cherokee.

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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 society that also had agriculture as a part of their economy.  In such societies, the typical division of labor...

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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 society that also had agriculture as a part of their economy.  In such societies, the typical division of labor had the men doing the hunting.  This was their contribution to the economy.  Women gathered plants and were also in charge of planting and tending the fields.  This system worked well for the Cherokee and they were relatively affluent in the times before European contact.

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