Cracks in the Cherokee


Did you know the meaning of the term Cherokee is unknown? The received, standard version of Cherokee genetics and history has suffered a number of fundamental assaults recently. See, for instance, Old World Roots of the Cherokee or Cherokee DNA Studies, two publications that have drawn the fire of those with cherished beliefs.

Why can’t Mohawk speakers understand Cherokee speakers (and vice versa)?

Why don’t Cherokee descendants have “approved” Cherokee DNA, according to government monitors?
We have no vested interests, and are not out to rob people of their cherished beliefs, but would only like to inject a small voice of protest to the avalanche of conventional opinions, this about the true nature of the Cherokee language, which appears to be about as unexamined and taken-for-granted as Cherokee genetics. Evidently, both genetics and linguistics are highly admixed for Cherokee people. Do not believe your government history books!


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  1. I am Cherokee. My grandfather was Charley Welch, a well known cherokee elder. On saturdays, when the weather was good, the family would gather for a family BBQ – Cherokee Style. He often mentioned the fact that the Cherokee came from the Mayan highlands and the City of Gold. That city is not known because the peoples of the Guatamalan highlands have hidden this city under the jungle overgrowth.
    His story was that the Cherokee ancestors walked out of the Guatamalan highlands while the ice age was still in full flow. I noticed the other day that a company has developed the “drylands of the ice age Gulf of Mexico” into a map. There is a strip leading along the small islands of the Caribbean Sea where there was a strip of dry lands all the way to Florida. The story is the people wanted to go where the huge mounds were developed and honor the gods of that area. The Cherokee settled in northern Alabama to and through Kentucky and to the Atlantic Coast in Virginia.
    I lived in the Mayan Highlands of Guatamala for 6 years and the young medicine man would give me information about the “old Cherokees” They were well known to the indiginous Mayans.

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