Cherokee Culture Library – Cherokee Culture/History/Facts Index

Cherokee Culture Facts Index
~ By Wendell Cochran ~
“Cherokee Master Craftsman and National Living Treasure in the Area of Traditional Clothing.” A citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

Cherokee Language Word/Phrase Lists
“As per the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma Lexicon!”

 

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  • Cherokee Word List O

    Cherokee Word List O

    English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “O” Oak – Tsusga Oar – Digayawesdi Oath – Aselidodi Oats – Soquili unigisdi Obedience – Gohiyuhi Obedient – Uwohiyuhi Obey – Gohiyudiyi Obituary –...
    Pigments and Dyes

    Pigments and Dyes

    Cherokee Culture Notes Edited and Revised: August 27, 2000 Fact Sheet Author Unknown Edited by: Wendell Cochran, Tahlequah, OK Pigments and Dyes Pigments and dyes produced by Native Americans using organic materials are not nearly as brilliant as those we have become...
    Cherokee Word List V

    Cherokee Word List V

    English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “V” Vacancies – Tsusiwa Vacancy – Udlanvdvi Vacant – Usiwa Vacation – Unatsowesolvsdv Vague – Nuwelisdvna Vain – Nulisgediyvna Valley – Ugedaliyv Valuable...
    Cherokee Word List B

    Cherokee Word List B

    English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “B” Babble – Utsati gawonisgi Babies – Tsunasdii Baby – Usdi Bachelor – Asgaya udal nigesvna Back – Gasohi Backbite – Usonv aduhisdodi Backbone – Gatesge...
    Ancient Cherokee Marriage Tradition

    Ancient Cherokee Marriage Tradition

    Cherokee Culture Notes Edited and Revised: August 27, 2000 Fact Sheet Author Unknown Edited by: Wendell Cochran, Tahlequah, OK Ancient Cherokee Marriage Tradition When a young man wished to marry a Cherokee woman, he consulted her parents, whose consent was necessary....
    Cherokee Word List N

    Cherokee Word List N

    English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “N” Nab – Adaniyvdi Nag – Adalisganosedi Nail – Yvgi Naked – Uyelvha Named – Dagovgi Nameless – Nidudohvna Namely – Digovhi Names – Dunadov Naming...
    Cherokee Word List Q

    Cherokee Word List Q

    English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “Q” Quack – Kawonu nigawesgv Quail – Guque Quake – Alitelvhvsgv Qualified – Yeliquu iyadvnehi Qualify – Tsagadanilvtsv Qualities – Iga tsosda Quality – Iga osi...
    Cherokee Word List R

    Cherokee Word List R

    English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “R” Rabbi – Tsusi alitsadohvsgi Rabbit – Tsisdu Raccoon – Gvli Race – Tsunadalenvda yvwi Rack – Atlodi Racket – Unoyvgv Radiant – Dulvsadv Radiator –...
    Cherokee Word List T

    Cherokee Word List T

    English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “T” Tab – Gadvi Tabernacle – Tsunilawilsdi galitsode Table – Gasgilo Tables – Digasgilo Tablet – Digowelodi goweli Tack – Gahadodi Tackle – Ganasanesdodi Tag...
    Cherokee Method for Tanning Hides

    Cherokee Method for Tanning Hides

    Cherokee Culture Notes Edited and Revised: August 27, 2000 Fact Sheet Author Unknown Edited by: Wendell Cochran, Tahlequah, OK Cherokee Method for Tanning Hides Mose Owl described this method. Step 1. Make a lye solution by putting one gallon of hickory ashes in a...
    Cherokee Word List E

    Cherokee Word List E

    English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “E” Each – Anisiyvwiha Eager – Uduladi iyadvnedi Eagle – Wohali Ear – Galeni Earlier – Igvyigesdodi Earliest – Igvyiditlvsdi Earliest convenience – Igvyi...
    Cherokee Word List S

    Cherokee Word List S

    English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “S” Sabbath – Unadodaquasgv Sack – Degalodi Sacred – Galvquodi Sacrifice – Alisgolvdodiyi Sad – Uwedolisdi Saddle – Gayahulo Saddle bag – Digitsadi Safe...
    Cherokee Word List I

    Cherokee Word List I

    English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “I” Ice – Unesdala Ice Cream – Agadatlvda unesdala Idea – Adanvtedi Ideal – Ulilohi Idealize – Galvquododiyi Ideals – Tsulilohi Ideas – Adanvtesgv Idiot...
    Cherokee Word List M

    Cherokee Word List M

    English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “M” Ma – Etsi Machine – Gotlvnvdodi Machinery – Gotlvnidasdi Machines – Digvtanidasdi Machinist – Gotlvnvsgi Mad – Uhnalvhi Madam – Ageyv Made –...
    Cherokee Word List G

    Cherokee Word List G

    English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “G” Gag – Gutlvdi aholi Gage – Atlilosdi Gain – Unequoisdi Gained – Unequotselv Gainful – Adotlvdisgi Gaining – Unequotsehv Gait – Nadvnehv aisv Gale –...
    Cherokee Word List C

    Cherokee Word List C

    English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “C” Cab – Yvwi unatsododi Cabbage – Tsuqwanvdena Cabin – Adanelv Cabinet – Disehisdi Cable – Talugisgi sdeyidv Cache – Gvsgalodi atalesv Cackle – Tsitaga...
    Cherokee Word List H

    Cherokee Word List H

    English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “H” Habit – Iyadvnelidasdi Habits – Iyunadvnelidasdi Hack – Agvhaluyv Had – Ayehv Hag – Unegilvdi agayvli Hail – Ganesosgv Hair – Usdiyegv Hairy –...
    Cherokee Word List J

    Cherokee Word List J

    English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “J” Jack – Tsegi Jacket – Gasalena Jackrabbit – Utanatsisdu Jail – Didasdudi Jailor – Didasduhvsgi Janitor – Galitsode agatiya January – Unolvtani Jar –...
    Woven Fabrics and Basketry

    Woven Fabrics and Basketry

    Cherokee Culture Notes Edited and Revised: August 27, 2000 Fact Sheet Author Unknown Edited by: Wendell Cochran, Tahlequah, OK Woven Fabrics and Basketry Very few examples of pre-history Cherokee textiles and weaving have survived due to the hot damp climate of the...
    Cherokee Word List F

    Cherokee Word List F

    English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “F” Fable – Kanohesgi Fabricate – Galosvsdodi Face – Ukadv Faces – Dunakadv Facilities – Gvtanidasdi Fact – Yadvna udohiyu Faction – Dunadatlugv Factor –...
    Cherokee Word List A

    Cherokee Word List A

    English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “A” Abandon – Diyohisdi Abandoned – Duyosvgi Abase – Eladi igvnododi Abasement – Eladi nanvenehv Abate – Adadisvsedi Abated – Unadadisvselv Abatement –...
    Cherokee Word List P

    Cherokee Word List P

    English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “P” Pace – Osdatlegi Pack – Gaquenvdi Package – Gaquenvhi Packages – Digaquenvhi Packed – Gaquenvnvhi Packet – Gaquenvhi Packing – Gaquenvsgv Paddle –...
    Cherokee Word List U

    Cherokee Word List U

    English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “U” Udder – Hawinaditlv Ugly – Unegilvdi Ulcer – Gawosgv Ulterior – Didalenisgv Ultimo – Soi tsikalv Umbra – Adawadisdi Umbrella – Adawadvisdi Umpire –...
    Cherokee World List K

    Cherokee World List K

    English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “K” Keen – Ugisadv Keep – Asquanigododi Keeper – Ugasesdi Keeping – Usquanigodv Keeps – Usquanigodi Keg – Svdoni Kennel – Gili uniyvsdi Kept –...
    The Cherokee Tear Dress Eyewitness Accounts

    The Cherokee Tear Dress Eyewitness Accounts

    Part II: More information about the Cherokee Nation Official Tear Dress Information compiled & written by Wendell Cochran, Cherokee Master Craftsman and National Living Treasure in the Field of Traditional Clothing. An Interview with Marion Hagerstrand, daughter...
    Cherokee Domestic Crafts – Pottery

    Cherokee Domestic Crafts – Pottery

    Cherokee Culture Notes Edited and Revised: August 27, 2000 Fact Sheet Author Unknown Edited by: Wendell Cochran, Tahlequah, OK Domestic Crafts ~ Pottery Mooney, ca. 1888, and Harrington, ca. 1908, described the Cherokee method for making clay pottery. The following...
    Cherokee Word List D

    Cherokee Word List D

    English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “D” Daily – Tsugitsvnvda Dairy – Waga Diganegiedi Damage – Uyotsvhi Damaged – Ayostanvhi Damp – Gadulida Dance – Alasgida Danced – Unalasgisv Dances –...
    Cherokee Word List Y-Z

    Cherokee Word List Y-Z

    English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “Y & Z” Yacht – Tsiyu Yam – Uladvhi Yankee – Unilutsvhi Yard – Sutlilodv Yards – Iyutlilodv Yarn – Uwani asti Yawn – Uhalogesgv Year – Sudetiyvda...
    Cherokee Clothing and Adornment

    Cherokee Clothing and Adornment

    Cherokee Culture Notes Edited and Revised: August 27, 2000 Fact Sheet Author Unknown Edited by: Wendell Cochran, Tahlequah, OK Cherokee Clothing and Adornment The earliest description of southeastern Indian costumes might apply to the Cherokee was written by Adair (p....
    Cherokee Word List W

    Cherokee Word List W

    English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “W” Wabble – Atsoasedi Waddle – Squala alasgvdi Wade – Aduhinvsdi Wage – Adatlosgi Wages – Gegaguyvehv Wagon – Daqualelu Wail – Asgonasdi Waist –...