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The Cherokees - pgs. 95-96. Where did they live?. The Cherokees made their homes in the rich river valleys of the southern Appalachian Mountains. What did they grow?. They grew corn, beans, squash, pumpkins, sunflowers, and tobacco. They also gathered wild plants from the forest.

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The cherokees pgs 95 96

The Cherokees - pgs. 95-96


Where did they live
Where did they live?

  • The Cherokees made their homes in the rich river valleys of the southern Appalachian Mountains.


What did they grow
What did they grow?

  • They grew corn, beans, squash, pumpkins, sunflowers, and tobacco.

  • They also gathered wild plants from the forest.

    What did they hunt?

  • They hunted squirrels, rabbits, turkeys, bears, and deer.

  • They fished in the many streams and rivers in the Appalachian Mountains.


A cherokee home
A Cherokee Home

  • Most Cherokee families had two houses.

small

Winter House

Cone-shaped

Box-shaped

large

Covered with earth

Summer House

Bark roof

Grass or clay walls




Cherokee villages
Cherokee Villages

  • Several families of the same clan lived together.

  • Cherokee houses – often as many as 300 to 400 – were built close together to form villages.

  • At the center of each village was a temple built on a high, flat-topped mound.


Cherokee government
Cherokee Government

  • Leaders, called chiefs, governed each village.

  • Each village was part of a larger confederation.

  • A confederation was a group of connected villages.

  • A confederation could have as many as 100 villages.


War !

  • One of the most talked about issues in the confederation was war.

  • Most villages had high wooden fences made of logs to keep out enemies.


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