Cherokee Registry

Notes on religion

Notes to Mr. Thott from Col Meigs - Cherokee Agency 3 August 1817

Answers to inquiries relating to the Cherokees

(see last two)

Qu: What is the state of the Cherokees with respect to religious knowledge?
An: They as a people have no acquired knowledge of religion. Their green corn dance so called is undoubtedly of religious origin. It is only an annual meeting and may be justly timed at the start of the first-fruits.

Qu: Do the Cherokees believe in the being of a God?
An: Yes, universally