ᎦᎵᏉᎩ ᏧᏂᏴᏫ: ᏧᎾᏓᎴᏅᎲ Seven Clans: Story of Origins

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 12 groups that left the “old place” but 5 groups did … Read More

Strawberries (ᎠᏂ), Shortcrust and Love

May is strawberry season. Below is my mother’s simple but delicious recipe for wild strawberries and shortcrust. It is only strawberries and crust, but oh so good. Most people have never tasted the intense, sweet flavor of wild strawberries, called a-ni (ᎠᏂ), in Cherokee. The common hybridized ping-pong ball sized … Read More