ᎦᎵᏉᎩ ᏧᏂᏴᏫ: ᏧᎾᏓᎴᏅᎲ Seven Clans: Story of Origins

Traditionally, since ancient times, the Cherokee people divided themselves into clans. The story I heard as child, about the migration of the Cherokees from the south and up the Mississippi River, explained that the clans were derived from the seven groups of people who survived the migration. Originally there were … Read More

ᎫᏩᏯ, ᎠᎾᏛᏁᎵᏍᎬ ᎠᎴ ᎡᏆ ᎤᎳᏏᏕᎾ (Huckleberries a Ferris Wheel & Bigfoot…or 10 Things To Do at the National Huckleberry Festival.)

The 50th Annual National Huckleberry Festival in Jay Oklahoma coincides with Fourth of July Weekend. The big day of events is Saturday July 01, 2017. Venues are scattered around town. Go to the Jay Chamber of Commerce website to get times and locations. Lets take a look at what's to … Read More

ᎫᏩᏯ ᎠᎴ ᏏᏆ ᎪᎢᎯᎬᏂᏍᏙᏗ (Huckleberries and Hog Fry)

The National Huckleberry Festival in Jay, Oklahoma has been a part of my life, all of my life. I remember my sister and her boyfriend trying to ditch me and my two brothers at the carnival. They’d go to the ring toss game and there we’d be.  At the little … Read More

ᎠᏅᏓᏛᎯ (Remembered)

I walked along the creek bank until I reached the shallowest part. As usual, the spring rains had filled the small creek with crystal clear water that covered the white rock bottom. In a few weeks, as the summer sun beams, it would dry up, leaving only shrinking pockets of … Read More

Welcome to Cherokee Images

Welcome to the latest version of Cherokee Images. Cherokee Images started many years ago, when the internet was in its infancy. It began as a way to document and share Cherokee culture with tribal members living outside the Cherokee Nation and to provide accurate cultural information to non-Cherokees. Over time … Read More