When Cherokee men were fighting their enemies, they tied strips of otter skin around their heads, upper arms, and legs below the knees, to show that they were fighters. They also wore breastplates and bowstring guards and helmets made from buffalo hide. Sometimes they put feathers on their helmets for decoration.
To defend their villages, Cherokee people built wooden walls around them. These were palisade walls made by cutting down a lot of trees and standing them up like posts very close together in a circle around the village.
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