Posts Tagged ‘Cherokee’

Holiday Treat


Biscuits from Eastern Band, North Carolina

2 cups flour, 1 1/2 tsp sugar, 1/2 cup oil, 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup mashed sweet potatoes.

Sift dry ingredients into a bowl. Add liquids, lightly with a fork until mixture holds together. Allow to sit for a few minutes, and then add mashed sweet potatoes. Knead gently until smooth, about 12 times. Roll dough 1/4 inch thick, cut into rounds for biscuits. Bake 425 degrees 10 to 20 minutes (can be fried).

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I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

Ulihelisdi ᎤᎵᎮᎵᏍᏗ they are happy/thankful

Gatsv wigati? ᎦᏨ ᏫᎦᏘ Where are you going?

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Chickamauga Cherokee

United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, Tahlequah, Oklahoma (ᎠᏂᎩᏚᏩᎩ ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯ or Anigiduwagi Aniyvwiya composed of Cherokee Old Settlers, those who fled west before the Trail of Tears. The UKB includes the Chickamauga Cherokee (thunderbolt) along the Kentucky/Tennessee border—my great-great grandfather was born in a Chickamauga village about 1830. https://www.ukb-nsn.gov/

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Salute to the Yuchi

November is National Native American Heritage Month The Yuchi Tribe is in Sapulpa Oklahoma. My grandmother, Ova Della Short Suddeth was born near the 1820 site of a Yuchi town in Turkey Neck Bend, Monroe County, Kentucky, Grandma’s Yuchi ancestors.

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Cherokee Old Settlers

United Keetoowah Band UKB (ᎠᏂᎩᏚᏩᎩ ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯ Anigiduwagi Aniyvwiya) is a Cherokee band based in Tahlequah Oklahoma composed of Cherokee who arrived in the Oklahoma area before the Trail of Tears. This includes the Chickamauga Cherokee who once lived along the Kentucky/Tennessee border. (includes my great-great grandfather but I do not claim Cherokee citizenship)

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Historic Stomp Grounds

Redbird Smith Stomp Grounds aka Stokes Stomp Grounds at Vian, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma. Ceremonial grounds. Stomp dances can be social or religious. This Cherokee stomp dance ground is likely open by invitation only.

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Sturgeon full moon is Sunday August 22. Jupiter may try to horn in. Fishermen, have fun. Eric Suddeth photo 082221.

Cherokees call it Fruit Moon Galoni ᎦᎶᏂ. Green corn festivals are held.

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Echota Ceremonial Grounds (stomp dance grounds) is at Park Hill, Cherokee County, Oklahoma. Stomp dances can be social or religious. This Cherokee stomp dance ground is likely open by invitation only.

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Revered Cherokee leader

Redbird Smith AKA To-Juwah Sequanitah (1850-1918) was a Cherokee traditionalist who fought the government’s attempts to eradicate Cherokee culture and helped found the Nighthawk Keetoowah Society—dedicated to Cherokee culture and religion. The Redbird Smith Ceremonial Grounds are in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma. A great-grandson, Chad Smith was chief of the Cherokee Nation. Redbird Smith is so revered that his birthday, July 19, is celebrated by many Cherokees.

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I present you with the Cherokee Pocahontas. Nanyehi (1738-1822) watched her husband fall in the Battle of Taliwa, picked up his gun, led the Cherokees to victory. She was appointed Beloved Woman, the last woman chief. During her life, she rescued captives, strove to maintain peace, found homes for orphans, taught Cherokees dairy farming, and fought the Trail of Tears. She remarried, became Nancy Ward. At her burial, a white light arose, took a swan’s form, flew towards Echota, the old Cherokee capital.

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