Notes on the seven Cherokee clans, their history, famous representatives and traditional strengths, as first published in Ancient American magazine.
Cherokee Chapbooks #2
24 pp. This is an electronic product. You may download it from the link provided in your email receipt.
|Cherokee Clans and Their Strengths|
|Wolf||Ani-Wahiya||Elders, teachers, warriors, beloved men and women|
|Bird||Ani-Tiskwa||Speakers, heralds, news bearers, messengers, singers and dancers|
|Deer||Ani-Kawi||Runners, ball players, clothes makers, tanners and intellects|
|Twister||Ani-Gilohi||Workers, priests, teachers and keepers of ancient lore, storytellers|
|Wild Potato||Ani-Gotewewi||Keepers of religious customs, writings and games, scribes|
|Panther||Ani-Sahoni||Medicine people, magicians, herbalists, fire keepers, cooks, sorcerers|
|Paint||Ani-Wodi||Doctors, hunters, peace chiefs, keepers of history and prophecy, masters of protocol and diplomacy, music and ceremony|
DONALD PANTHER-YATES was born in Cedartown, Georgia, and earned a doctorate in classical studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of a new history of the Cherokee people, Old World Roots of the Cherokee (McFarland, 2012) and other works on American Indians. He lives in Colorado.
An Informal History by Donald N. Panther-Yates. Downloadable (PDF)