Cherokee Mythology

The Mythology Cherokee includes the following Native American peoples: Cherokee, Catawba, Catoba, Issa, Esaw

The Cherokees (ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯ ah-ni-yv-wi-ya in the Cherokee language), are an indigenous people of North America who inhabited the eastern and southeastern United States before being forced to relocate to the Ozark Plateau. Originally, the Cherokees were self-designated Aniyunwiya, but were called by the Creeks Tsalagi, a name that they themselves have adopted and deformed over time into Cha-ra-gi and in Cherokee.

According to their oral tradition, the Cherokees, speaking an Iroquoian language, would have migrated to the Southeastern United States from the Great Lakes region, where we find different peoples iroquois. Archeology does not distinguish them from other Native Americans during this long period.

The Catawba (in French, the Catobas, also called Issa Where Esaw) are a Native American tribe that originally lived in the Southeastern United States, along the North Carolina-South Carolina border.

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