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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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  • 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....
    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...
    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 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 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 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....
    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 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 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 –...
    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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 –...
    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 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 L

    Cherokee Word List L

    English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “L” Label – Dudov gayalv Labor – Digalvwisdanedi Laboratory – Nvwoti adi Laborer – Tsulvwisdanehi Laboring – Dunilvwisdanehv Lace – Agatena Lack – Galulogi Lad...
    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 –...
    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 –...
    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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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...
    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 –...