Cherokee Indian Reports Created by Upper Elementary Students  

 Cherokee Indian Reports Created by Upper Elementary Students

Habitat

The Cherokee lived in the mountains and valleys of the southern Appalachian Mountains. They moved into the area which is now present day North and South Carolina, Tennessee, northern Georgia, and Alabama.

Models of Log Houses

Cherokee Indian Reports Created by Upper Elementary Students
Cherokee Indian Reports Created by Upper Elementary Students
Cherokee Indian Reports Created by Upper Elementary Students
Cherokee Indian Reports Created by Upper Elementary Students
Cherokee Indian Reports Created by Upper Elementary Students
Cherokee Indian Reports Created by Upper Elementary Students

The Cherokee lived in villages along the riverbanks. Each village had a council house. A council house was a large, circular, windowless building often built on a mound. The walls were made of saplings woven together then plastered with mud. The Cherokee lived in a large, rectangular wood house in the summer. In the winter the family moved to a smaller round, windowless house. They made benches for their homes.

Cherokee Indian Reports Created by Upper Elementary Students

Dress

Cherokee Indian Reports Created by Upper Elementary Students
Cherokee Indian Reports Created by Upper Elementary Students
 

The women made clothing from deerskins and plants that were woven into material. The women wore short skirts. The men wore breechcloths, leggings, and moccasins. The men liked to paint and tattoo their bodies. During the winter the Indians wore capes for warmth. These were made from rabbit fur or turkey feathers. The capes were tied over the left shoulder. The clothing was decorated with dyed porcupine quills. The Cherokee also wore jewelry made of bones and teeth.