Jackson Standingdeer (or Jackson Blood) was a medicine man from the community of Gwagwohi near Barber, Oklahoma. He was born June 1, 1870 and arrived in the Cherokee Nation from North Carolina on June 8, 1881. On July 9, 1921 he was ordained a minister of the gospel at the […]

These Baptist preachers were also Cherokee medicine men.

Trail of Tears Detachment led by Peter Hildebrand.  (Text list follows image below). The last and largest detachment and the longest on the trail. Conductor: Peter Hildebrand Conductor: Peter Hildebrand Asst Conductor: James Vann Hildebrand Physician; George R McCoy Interpreter: Black Prince Commissary: David McKaimy Asst Commissaries: James Hudson, Ellis […]

Muster roll for Hildebrand detachment – Trail of Tears

As told by Polly Fields.                               FREE CHEROKEE RESEARCH ASSISTANCE: http://cherokeeregistry.com/landing/index.html My grandparents were Richard Fields, early Chief of the Texas Cherokees, and his wife, Elizabeth Jane Blagg Fields; George Howard and Mary Carrol Ward. My parents […]

Belle McGhee – Grandmother’s story

In September of 1760 over 2000 headmen of the Cherokee met with Oconostota, Ostenaco, Attakulakula, and Standing Turkey in Nikwasi and decided to make peace with the British in South Carolina. They released ten captives and sent a letter to Governor Bull for a peace treaty. Lt Colonel James Grant […]

Massacre and incineration of Cherokee families at Little Keowee and ...

A Cherokee grandmother recently recorded the story that our ancestors were given blankets infected with smallpox during the Cherokee removal (Trail of Tears). Though thousands died during the removal west, there’s not hard evidence of a major smallpox outbreak along the many trail. Whether it happend on the trail or not, […]

Proof: Smallpox blankets used to exterminate Native Americans

Example: There are genealogists who claim Moytoy never existed. Yet he is listed in thousands of Cherokee family trees. For many he is the last entry in their tree, as far back as can be determined. Those who venture further risk the wrath of traditional Cherokee who rage at the suggestion […]

Most information on Cherokee ancestor MOYTOY is held by the ...

Let’s say that you want to join a Cherokee Indian tribe because you were told that grandma was 100% Cherokee.  Using information from your  family tree on an ancestry site you search the Dawes rolls (final Cherokee rolls), but she’s not listed by her maiden name, nick name, or  married name. […]

Your Cherokee grandmother is missing from the rolls? Maybe not. ...

Many families falsely believe their ancestors were not on the Dawes rolls. By accepting this mistake as a historical fact they not only lose benefits for themselves but for all their descendants. Here is why you may need to let us help you with your family tree research.  The United […]

Where was your family’s land allotment and why you should ...

Inali Manuscript
While in the midst of this work she brought out another box nearly as large as a small trunk, and on setting it down there was revealed to the astonished gaze such a mass of material as it had not seemed possible could exist in the entire tribe Below are […]

The Inali Manuscript – Cherokee spirituality and medicine

Gold was discovered near Dahlonega, Georgia within the Cherokee lands in 1829. President Andrew Jackson wanted the Cherokee moved East. Congress passed the Indian Removal Bill in May 1830. The Cherokees appealed to the United States Supreme Court without satisfaction, the Court ruling that they had no legal right to […]

The sale of Cherokee articles left behind – Trail of ...