Your Grandmother's Cherokee

Preserving the Cherokee language, one word at a time.

Ancestors--photos of Swimmer and Qweti by James Mooney, Qualla Boundary, 1880s


Why it matters that I try to figure out the language:

It matters that you try…

It is in the trying that you honor the ones that came before you.

They are why you are here. 

So in the honoring of them, you honor yourself,

And your blood that comes after you.

--John “Bullet” Standingdeer


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