Cherokee Registry

I have heard of a Cherokee Princess, who was she?

Many people have the impression that the Cherokee historically had ‘princesses.’ In fact, there has never been a title of princess in the Cherokee culture. By definition of the word, there is the possibility that a Chief’s daughter may have been thought of as a princess by other visiting cultures, much like a King’s daughter would have been called. However, this position nor title was never acknowledged by the Cherokee. Today, we have a “Miss Cherokee” who competes for an academic scholarship. She holds her title for one year, acting as an ambassador of goodwill on behalf of the Cherokee Nation. Many people also confuse this honor with "Cherokee Princess."