An Observation On Current Events

While reading the news recently, I was struck by the similarities between the ongoing tragedy in North Dakota involving their governor, Jack Dalrymple, and a certain Seleucid (Persian) king from two millennia ago. Antiochus III was ruler of the old Persian empire during the late 3rd century BCE into the early 2nd century BCE. When he came to power, he…

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Banding Agreement

Our Tribe is very excited to announce a historic Banding Agreement with the Cherokee Indians of Robeson and Adjoining Counties (CIRC), the Three Rivers Tribal Organization (3RUN) (a UN Recognized Entity) and all affiliated Native American Bands/Tribes & Indigenous Entities aligned with CIRC, which also includes the American Indian Mothers, Inc. (AIMI). Because this group is recognized by the state…

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Launch of our Website & Blog

The 11th Tribe of the Cherokee Nation known as The United Cherokee Republic of North America is proud to celebrate the launch of our new website. On this blog page, you will find updates, news and announcements about The United Cherokee Republic.

The United Cherokee Republic Emblem

Our New Logo / Emblem

We of The United Cherokee Republic of North America want to take this time to introduce our new Logo/Emblem and to thank our design team for all their collective creative efforts in producing such an important national Symbol; one that we proudly display.

The Trail of Tears

The Trail of Tears

Removal of Cherokee Indians and others to Oklahoma. Nunna daul Tsuny — “The Trail Where They Cried” On January 10, 1806, President Thomas Jefferson addressed a gathering in front of the White House in Washington, D.C. The occasion — a concluding ceremony following a series of meetings with the chiefs of the Cherokee Indian Nation, and others, who had been…

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Cherokee Republic

The Age of Reason vs. The Cherokee Nation

When the, so-called, Age of Reason began 500-ish years ago, its purpose was righteous enough. After hundreds of years of capricious rule by the “divine right” kings of Europe, coupled with flagrant abuses of power by the Catholic church, the Western world was ready for a movement away from “superstition” and all the trappings that came with it. Rational thought…

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The United Cherokee Republic

Suppressed Report In Relation To Difficulties Between The Eastern And Western Cherokees

Congressman John Bell of Tennessee Letter to the editors of the National Intelligencer, Washington, July 27, 1840 In Morris L. Wardell’s book, “A Political History of The Cherokee Nation 1838-1907,” he mentions the John Bell Suppressed Report in the footnotes on page 16 and 17. He also mentions Sarah Ridge’s letter to the “Arkansas Gazette” on page 16. Mr. Bell…

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Indian Treaties as Sovereign Contracts

By Professor Robert J. Miller, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon The United States government, from its very inception, continued the English and colonial strategy of dealing with the Indian tribal nations on a government-to-government basis through treaty-making. The federal government entered more than 400 treaties with various Indian tribes from 1778 to 1871. In these treaties, the United…

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Concerning “United Cherokee Nation” Goals

Often I hear people, many times our own members, talking about the United Cherokee Nation of Indians need for “traditional” this or that. To me, this is a great concern and an idea that requires clarification. Obviously, to be considered “Indian” at all speaks of history and a people’s history contains much of their “tradition”.  There is nothing wrong with having or…

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The United Cherokee Nation and The Social Contract

The other morning I was watching a fellow park one of those great big pickup trucks that are so prevalent in this part of the country. His complete disregard for the marked parking spaces prompted me to think about the general situation of our world. For many years, we in the West have been on a slow spiral down in the direction of Anarchy.

Trail Where They Cried [MAP]

The Cherokee Nation – largest of the Five Civilized Tribes of the Southeast – is a people of Iroquoian lineage. The Cherokee, who called themselves ‘Ani’-Yun’ wiya’ – ‘Principal People’ – the ‘Keetoowah’ – ‘People of Kituhwa’ – or Tsalagi from their own name for the Cherokee Nation – migrated to the Southeast from the Great Lakes Region.

The Term “Indian”

First of all, the name is wrong.  We were NEVER Indians.  When Columbus sailed in 1492, he was looking for a water passage route to the East; in other words, China or India.  At that time, the only trade with the eastern world came via land caravan.  Those trips were painfully slow and dangerous and expensive.  Columbus knew, as did…

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Euro-centrism and the First Peoples of North America

While enjoying my morning walk today, I couldn’t help thinking about the flood of Euro-centric arrogance that has covered or outright washed away the names, practices and histories of the original inhabitants of this country.  Most of what the average American “knows” of these peoples is seen through the early and lasting filter of Europeanism. Even the common names for…

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Andrew Jackson & the Subjugation of the Native Tribes of the Southeast

“The very moment I can rid myself of them (the southeastern native tribes )…I shall certainly do so”. Such were the words of the man who would embody a nations’ view of the First Americans.  I write, of course, of Andrew Jackson. It is often asked if Jackson was a victim of outside pressures (political or otherwise) when it came…

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Chief John Ross

Cherokee – Our Hearts Are Sickened

“Our Hearts are Sickened”: Letter from Chief John Ross of the Cherokee, Georgia, 1836 By President Andrew Jackson’s election in 1828, the only large concentrations of Indian tribes remaining on the east coast were located in the South. The Cherokee had adopted the settled way of life of the surrounding—and encroaching—white society. They were consequently known, along with the Creek,…

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