|Welcome to Tim Troglen's Cherokee Dedication Page
|This page supports the Cherokee Nation, but is not officially affiliated with The Cherokee Nation. It is a personal page dedicated to The Cherokee and supporting the rights and freedoms of all Indian people.|
|Beware of those that promise Indian Spiritual Ceremonies, Readings, Healings and gifts on the net. If these folks were legitimate, they would not be pimping themselves on the computer for a few dollars .Cultural Theft is the mixing of New Age or any other religion and American Indian Spirituality. This Spiritual Prostitution is rampant on the net. Please report any you see to my E-mail below .
A Little About Me
I'm a writer working on my Bachelor's Degree at The University of Akron, in Akron, Ohio. I write poetry, news articles and short stories and scripts. I want to one day write a series of children's books targeted to Indian children. I am Cherokee on both my mohter and father's side, but not full-blooded. To me being part Cherokee holds a deep sense of pride. On this page you will not find the term NATIVE AMERICAN, my ancestors were American Indians. I'm just a peron who loves my people and I have a deep pride in belonging to them. Thank you for stopping by, enjoy the page.
|The Cherokee...In my own words
I am the descendant of a mighty people. My people are the Cherokee.
This is a brief history of the Aniyunwiya, "The People." The Creek Indians referred to us as the Tciloki, "People of a different speech." The Europeans adapted the name and called us The Cherokee. Many people also use the name Tsalagi. But whatever name you use, we are the same people. Although scattered by the four winds to all corners of the earth, there are three recognized groups of "official" Cherokee. And each group is bound by the common history and pride felt l for our people.
And for the atrocities that our people and others have suffered so this country could become what it is today. There is the Eastern Band, located at Cherokee, North Carolina. Those that were able to avoid the forced march, called the Trail of Tears formed the Eastern Band. Another group is the Cherokee Nation, based in Oklahoma. The third recognized group is the United Keetoowah Band. The Cherokee have a strong and rich history.
We were part of the Five Civilized Tribes. The others were; Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole. We have fought against the United States and with them. During the 1800's we had assimilated so well into white society that our wealth and lands were rivaling the rich white plantation owners in Georgia. As our people and culture grew, even being the first tribe to have a written language, so to did the hate for us by our white neighbors. The Cherokee alphabet, written by Sequoyah, helped gain us the highest literacy rate among any of the tribes.
Our literacy rate even rivaled the whites. During a rush for gold, President Andrew Jackson, whom we had fought side by side with signed a removal act. Soon 18,000 Cherokee w ere marching from their homes in the southeastern United States, to the Indian territories in the west. Of the 18,000 that marched the "Trail of Tears," close to 8,000 died men, woman and children.
From the ashes of that dark day the Cherokee People have risen to become the most represented tribe on the United States Census reports. And again, we have the highest literacy rate of any tribe. We, The People, will continue to grow. We will continue to grow until The Great Spirit Himself, decides we must stop.
|Please take a moment to sign the guestbook and let me know what you thought of this page.Your suggestions mean a great deal to me. Also, please visit the links at the bottom of this page to learn more about American Indian History and support your local AIM chapter..|
|Sequoyah inventor of "The Talking Leaves"
|The Legend of The Cherokee Rose|
|No better symbol exists of the pain and suffering of the Trail Where They Cried than the Cherokee Rose(pictured at top of page). The mothers of the Cherokee grieved so much that the chiefs prayed for a sign to lift the mother's spirits and give them strength to care for their children. From that day forward, a beautiful new flower, a rose, grew wherever a mother's tear fell to the ground. The rose is white, for the mother's tears. It has a gold center, for the gold taken from the Cherokee lands, and seven leaves on each stem that represent the seven Cherokee clans that made the journey. To this day, the Cherokee Rose prospers along the route of the "Trail of Tears". The Cherokee Rose is now the official flower of the State of Georgia.
LINKS OF INTEREST
Official Site of The Cherokee Nation
Eastern Band Of Cherokee
United Keetowah Band of Cherokee
My Forum Lenni Lenape/Cherokee
American Indian Movement
All Natives Forum
Cherokee Courting Flute
Cherokee Genealogy Links
Cherokee Language Lessons
Cherokee National Historical Society
Cherokee Stomp Dance Religion
Cherokee Stomp Dance
Cherokee Festivals 1-6
Cherokee Fry Bread Recipe
Cherokee Medicine Man
Cherokee Medicinal Herbs
Cherokee Wedding Ceremony
Dye in a pot
Leonard Peltier Page
Lord's Prayer in Cherokee
Rising from the Ruins Forum
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Searching the Roles
The Spirit of Little Deer
Traditional Cherokee Belief System
Traditional Religious Beliefs
Tsalagi Words A-E
Tsalagi Words F-M
Tsalagi Words N-Z
The University of Akron's Buchtelite
Methods of treating Buckbrush and Honeysuckle
My Poems and Newspaper Articles
White Indian's Home page
|Make Sure you Learn ... Then you can Teach and history will not be repeated|