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12 08, 2017

Cherokee Trail of Tears – American history

By |2019-09-16T20:54:12-07:00August 12th, 2017|Native American|3 Comments

Hernando De Soto Europeans: Hernando de Soto In 1540 AD Cherokee people met European men for the first time. A Spanish man named Hernando De Soto was exploring the East Coast of North America with a group of Spanish soldiers. Soon he arrived at Cherokee towns. Cherokee leaders welcomed the foreigners diplomatically, even though they must have known [...]

10 08, 2017

Later Cherokee towns – Native Americans

By |2017-08-10T14:19:22-07:00August 10th, 2017|Architecture, Native American|0 Comments

A Cherokee house in the 1800s In the late 1600s AD, Cherokee people were still building their towns about the way they had built them before the Europeans arrived. We have a good description from an English trader called James Needham. He visited the Cherokee town of Chota in 1673. (I have modernized the language) "The [...]