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In response to a claim that there were no Cherokees in Cherokee County, the author provides the location and numbers of all registered Cherokees in North Carolina counties. New definitions of what an Indian may be are examined, as well the challenges faced when registering peoples of Indian inter-marriage as one tribe or the other. Often the government does not recognize the origins of certain groups of people, and therefore may overlook the Cherokees hidden in the mix.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 23 Issue 1, June 1955, p13-14, map
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In 1830, President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act into law, allowing the government to force many American Indians to leave their home lands. Some Cherokee tribes remained in North Carolina and became known as the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. Today, they run schools in Cherokee, North Carolina and preserve their culture through the buildings, education, and community on campus.
Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 55 Issue 2, Spring 2016, p8-9, il, por