How do I find my Cherokee clan?

The Cherokee Heritage Center has a genealogist available to assist in researching Cherokee ancestry for a fee. Call 918-456-6007 visit If you need further genealogy assistance at other times, the Muskogee Public Library, 801 West Okmulgee in Muskogee, Okla., may be able to help.

What benefits do Cherokees get?

Like the members of other Native American tribes, Cherokees have access to free health care at tribe-run clinics and hospitals. Being Cherokee might also earn you scholarship money. College students can score $1,000 per semester, with preferences given to those closest to graduation.

What are the 7 Cherokee tribes?

There are seven clans: A-ni-gi-lo-hi (Long Hair), A-ni-sa-ho-ni (Blue), A-ni-wa-ya (Wolf), A-ni-go-te-ge-wi (Wild Potato), A-ni-a-wi (Deer), A-ni-tsi-s-qua (Bird), A-ni-wo-di (Paint).

Who is a famous Cherokee chief?

John Ross (1790-1866) was the most important Cherokee political leader of the nineteenth century. He helped establish the Cherokee national government and served as the Cherokee Nation’s principal chief for almost 40 years.

When did the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians become a tribe?

They gained federal recognition as a tribe in the 20th century. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is one of three federally recognized Cherokee tribes, the others being the Cherokee Nation and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, both based in Oklahoma.

What are the records of the Eastern Cherokee?

Eastern Cherokees known as the Baker Roll, and related materials among records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75, in the National Archives. Included are indexes, applications, testimony, correspondence, decisions of the Eastern Enrolling Commission, and reports of Special Agent Fred A. Baker. The Baker Roll is now the

Where did the Cherokee tribe live in North Carolina?

Eastern Band of North Carolina Cherokees, one of the three Federally recognized divisions of the Cherokee Nation. BACKGROUND The Cherokee people once inhabited southern Appalachia, constituting parts of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. After 1817, some Cherokees

What did the Baker Roll mean for the Cherokee?

The Baker Roll is now the “Final Roll,” or base document, used as a standard for determining enrollment in the Eastern Band of North Carolina Cherokees, one of the three Federally recognized divisions of the Cherokee Nation.