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Running head: ETHNIC GROUPS AND DISCRIMINATION 1 Ethnic Groups and Discrimination Travis Prine ETH/125 01/23/2011 Jody Carter
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ETHNIC GROUPS AND DISCRIMINATION 2 Abstract The colonization of the Cherokee Indians in the United States of America. There subjection to discrimination, prejudice, and injustices. The adaptation and assimilation that occurred to try to preserve the customs, and culture of the Cherokee.
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ETHNIC GROUPS AND DISCRIMINATION 3 Ethnic Groups and Discrimination Cherokee Indians are Natives to the United States. They began colonization long before European settlers entered their territory. The most familiar name, Cherokee is derived from a Creek word “Chelokee”, which means “people of a different speech”. They are also known as Aniyunwiya, this is how most prefer to refer to themselves. The Cherokee speak a language called Iroquoian. The Cherokee have been divided into three different sects. The Lower, Middle and Over- the Hill. There are also divisions based on their location and their dialect. The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, United Band of Cherokee and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. According to some, before the Europeans came, the Cherokee were forced to migrate to the Southern Appalachians coming from the Northwest after they were defeated by the Iroquois. I say according to some because some believe they were too big of a tribe to really be
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