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Cherokee – stories of the Wolf

The story of the two wolves is commonly shared but it is not the only story of the wolf, the teacher, told by the Tsalagi (Cherokee) elders (adults). Just as the New Testament of the bible is not a complete work of the life of Yeshua (Jesus). It is also possible to misinterpret the simple… Continue reading Cherokee – stories of the Wolf

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The last Zero Chief

For the rainbow warriors ‘The tasks of these “Warriors of the Rainbow” are many and great. There will be terrifying mountains of ignorance to conquer and they shall find prejudice and hatred. They must be dedicated, unwavering in their strength, and strong of heart. They will find willing hearts and minds that will follow them… Continue reading The last Zero Chief

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Chikahmahgua

The Chickamauga Cherokee refers to a group that separated from the greater body of the Cherokee during the American Revolutionary War. The majority of the Cherokee people wished to make peace with the Americans near the end of 1776, following several military setbacks and American reprisals. The followers of the skiagusta (or red chief), Dragging… Continue reading Chikahmahgua

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Cottrell Story

The Cottrell StoryIn this book I trace my Cottrell heritage from the early 1700s to the present with historical events woven into the lives of my Cottrell ancestors as they arrived in Virginia from England and eventually moved Westward into Kentucky, Missouri, and California. I included historical events and descriptions of the hardships they likely… Continue reading Cottrell Story

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Looney ancestors of the Cherokee nation and the Southwest Territory: Ky, Tn, La, NC, Indiana and Mo

About the Looney surname According to some accounts the Looneys are said to be of Scotch origin, more often they are considered to be from Ireland where the O'Looneys were chiefs of Montir Loney, a district known as the Monter Loney Mountains in the county of Tyrone. It is also a Munster surname found chiefly… Continue reading Looney ancestors of the Cherokee nation and the Southwest Territory: Ky, Tn, La, NC, Indiana and Mo

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A full blood woman of the Cherokee Wolf Clan

whose name may have been Na-ni. Her first husband, Kingfisher, of the Deer clan, was the father of her first two children; Catherine and Fivekiller. in a battle with the Muskogees, Kingfisher was killed and his wife, who had been laying behind a log, chewing the bullets so that they would lacerate the more; picked… Continue reading A full blood woman of the Cherokee Wolf Clan