Story of my people

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Running head: STORY OF MY PEOPLE 1 Story of my People Susan Lovejoy ETH/125 10/24/2010 Elizabeth Kazsuk
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STORY OF MY PEOPLE 2 My name is Mary Whitecloud, and I am a Cherokee which comes from the word Muskogee which means, “Speakers of another language”. The Cherokee Indians originally called themselves Aniyunwiya, which means “the principle people,” but today we have accepted the name Cherokee, which in our language is Tsalagi. We were farming people; our women would harvest crops of corn, beans, sunflowers, and squash. We would gather nuts, berries, and fruit to eat. The Cherokee men would hunt deer, wild turkeys, and small game, and they would fish in the small rivers. The weapons used were bows, and arrows and blowguns to shoot the game that was hunted. When fishing they would use spears, and fishing poles. There are a lot of traditional Cherokee legends, and stories. Story telling is very important to us. Some of the stories include “The Deluge”, a story about the great flood. There were many legends about a variety of things, and how they
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