Cherokee Clans: An Informal History
This unique book introduces the reader to the seven Cherokee clans, found in no other American Indian tribe. They are Wolf (Ani-Wahiya), Bird (Ani-Tsiskwa), Deer (Ani-Kawi), Twister (Ani-Gilohi), Wild Potato (Ani-Gotegewi), Panther (Ani-Sahoni) and Paint (Ani-Wodi). In each section of notes appear the etymology of the Cherokee name, synonyms and related clans, the clan's in-born strengths and character, mitochondrial DNA types, symbols and iconography, famous people, ceremonies, art and monuments. Illustrated and solidly documented, this down-to-earth guide is the first and last word on an ancient matriarchal kinship system that began in the dawn of human history and lives on in contemporary times.
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According to Keetoowah Algonquian ancient Ani-Gotegewi Ani-Sahoni Ani-Wodi Ani-Yunwiya Anomalous Cherokee Attakullakulla Avery Trace Bear Clan Beloved Bird Clan members Black Fox Blind Savannah called the Cherokee Carthage Catawba Cherokee Clans Cherokee music Cherokee Nation Cherokee once Cherokee woman Chichimeca Chief Black Fox Clan in Cherokee Clan matriarch daughter David Watie Deer Clan DNA Consultants Dragging Canoe elders Eshelokee female line Greek haplogroup haplogroup U2 haplotype Hawaiian Hilo Hopi James Mooney Keetoowah priests Kituwah Long Prairie male line mask Maui’s mitochondrial mother Nancy Moytoy Nancy Ward national heptagon North Carolina northern Georgia Oconostota original Paint Clan descendant Paint Clan members Panther Clan Panther-Yates Petroglyph Phoenician Polynesians Potato Clan member Punic Putnam County Quechua Ridge Rock Eagle Sahoni Seven Clans shark Stoneclad surname Tangaroa Tennessee Thunderbird traditions tribe true name twist Twister Clan descendant Vann Ward’s Warrior White Owl Wild Potato Clan Wolf Clan word Young Dragging Canoe