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S: The Cherokee Indians

FC: The Cherokee Indians by Sofia,Bailey,Olivia,Jack,Thomas and Alexander

1: The Cherokee wear different clothes.In the winter Cherokee would wear animal skin such as bear,buffalo,panther and beaver fur for warmth.People would wear turbans and deer fur moccasins.Women sowed clothes `with needles made of bones of animals.Cherokee would decorate their shirts with turkey feathers.They had very unique clothes.

2: THERE ARE A LOT DIFFERENT TYPES OF JEWELRY. jEWELRY IS MADE OF SHELLS, SILVER, AND TEETH. cHEROKEE WOMEN ALSO PAINTED CLAY BEADS FOR JEWELRY. Women wore copper armbands as a form of jewelry .They also made jewelry out of bones.Cherokee used a lot of materials for jewelry.

3: The Cherokee houses are very interesting. The houses allowed the Cherokee women to weave baskets, repair weapons, and make deer skin clothes. The Cherokee houses were called chickees. The chickees were very protective. In every chickee, there had to be a fireplace. The reason everyone had a fireplace is to keep them warm. Every Cherokee family had a winter chickee too.

4: The houses had a lot of material to build with. For example, small trees, plaster, sticks, mud, thatched rooves, and palmetto leaves. The walls were made of saplings. Some houses are on stilts to protect their farm. Your summer home would be entirely made out of logs.

5: The Cherokee hunted and ate animals.Fish were very important to the Cherokee .They hunted animals themselves. They hunted bears and deer. They also ate beans,corn and squash.This is all cool to us because we don't eat deer and bear.

6: The Cherokee wore very unique clothing. The Native Americans made turquoise ornaments, conch belts, broaches, and jewelry. People still wear moccasins just like the Cherokee. In fact, my sister has a pair of mocassins! The men wore tatoos and body paint.

7: The Cherokee believed gods made earth,sun,moon,and stars . Also they belived in eagles, rattlesnakes, fire, smoke and quartz crystals, the sun, moon, and the number 7.

8: At the Booger Ceremonies they danced around making fun of each other with masks. The priests guide the Cherokee. If they made fun of the priest, his powers would go away. Everyone had a chance to become a priest. In May and July they held a green corn dance for Harvest Festival. The dances were named for animals and they used drums and rattlesnakes. They had temple mounds, too. They used herbs for medicines.

9: Southeast Native American men made tools like arrowheads or blowguns to catch their food. They used tools for farming like wooden hoes and rakes. They made their arrowheads out of different kinds of stone and chipped them into the deer antler shape. Most of the smaller pieces from the rock were made into the point of an arrowhead. The southeast men made their blowguns out of hollow cane stems. When they were making the blowgun it would be up to 9 feet long.

10: Southeast men made their tools for two reasons-one for catching food and for war.Southeast men mostly used darts for catching rabbits or blowguns and nets. Nets catch fish and blowguns can catch deer or buffalo. They used hoes and rakes for growing crops like rice or corn. When the men were at war they made their darts out of poison, stone, and wood. They are creative because I know I can't do that for my life!

11: The Cherokee have a lot of ways to catch animals.They make nets and blowguns too kill birds for food.Men hunted a lot of animals like rabbits,deer and bear.People catch fish by rivers and banks on canoes.Girls get long grass to make nets.Cherokee make and use bow and arrow to kill big animals like bear and deer. Southeast men also fish.They also use turtle meat for food.

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