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Tennessee History for Kids
Cleveland, Tennessee, The Eternal Flame of the Cherokee Nation. This fire is a memorial of those people who suffered and died on the infamous 'Trail of Tears'. It also commemorates the reuniting of the Eastern and Western Cherokee Nation here at Red Clay. Aug. 7, 1837- Apr. 6,1984
March 11, 2010 – Jeff Kelly Lowenstein's Blog
Wilma Mankiller - First female Chief of the Cherokee nation, Wilma Mankiller helped her people in incredible ways. She guided the male-dominated nation back to the traditional Cherokee gender-balanced outlook, increased high school graduation by 200%, significantly improved residential and manufacturing infrastructure, and hugely supported Cherokee-owned business that created training , jobs and income for natives of all nations. Her leadership did not lack some serious missteps and was at t...
"The Trail of Tears" was the forced relocation and movement of Native American nations from southeastern parts of the present-day United States following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. It has been described as an act of genocide. The phrase originated from a description of the removal of the Choctaw Nation in 1831. Many Native Americans suffered from exposure, disease, and starvation while on route to their destinations, and many died, including 4,000 of the 15,000 relocated Cherokee.
The Cherokee Medicine Wheel
In the Seven Heavens of the Cherokee there are three deities; Kanati, Selu, and Unetlanvhi (there are many more Honored Spirits there but these three are the highest) which form the Heavenly Triad. Kanati and Selu as husband and wife, male and female represent the duality, they are the highest representation of this; and Unetlanvhi, the high center of the Triad, represents the transcendence (total embracement) of the Wheel, of ourselves.