a member of an important tribe of North American Indians whose first known center was in the southern Alleghenies and who presently live in North Carolina and Oklahoma.
the Iroquoian language of the Cherokee, written since 1822 in a syllabic script invented for the language by Sequoya.
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How to use Cherokee in a sentence
Sneed viewed his tribe’s relationship with the team as “a platform” to tell the story of Cherokee culture.The ‘tomahawk chop’ lives on in Atlanta. Now it has the World Series spotlight. | Adam Kilgore, Chelsea Janes | October 28, 2021 | Washington Post
The Cherokee have been foraging ramps for centuries, and they recommend cutting off only the tops of the plants and leaving the roots still growing, instead of pulling out the entire plant.
Investigators from the Cherokee County sheriff’s office arrived and interviewed Long.A nationwide horror: Witnesses, police paint a picture of a murderous rampage that took 8 lives | Tim Craig, Mark Berman, Hannah Knowles, Marc Fisher | March 18, 2021 | Washington Post
One bullet struck a parked Jeep Cherokee and a Mercedes-Benz being driven on South Capitol Street.After D.C. firefighter shot and wounded on the job, department expresses frustration at violence in city | Peter Hermann | November 24, 2020 | Washington Post
A clinic officer, Richard Howard, said in his report that the green Jeep Cherokee driven by Hayward was speeding and making illegally wide turns.The Startling Reach and Disparate Impact of Cleveland Clinic’s Private Police Force | by David Armstrong | September 28, 2020 | ProPublica
Then he called out “Cherokee,” the name of one of the most famous, and fastest, tunes in the bebop repertoire.
Currently Cherokee, Hawaiian, Inuktitut, Inupiaq, Kalaallisut, and Navajo are supported.
Encouraged by this success, Audi, Grand Cherokee and Ram all have plans to launch diesel vehicles going forward.July was the Greenest Month Ever for U.S. Car Sales | Anna Batchelor | August 6, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The 2014 Jeep Cherokee, for example, can get up to 30 miles per gallon on the highway.July was the Greenest Month Ever for U.S. Car Sales | Anna Batchelor | August 6, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The results were driven in part by the popularity of Ram Trucks, the Dodge Durango SUV, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
During the last year such a convocation was held at Tahlequah, the seat of the Cherokee government.The Indian in his Wigwam | Henry R. Schoolcraft
Their territory reaches to a point opposite the junction of the Neosho, and is protracted thence north to the Cherokee boundary.The Indian in his Wigwam | Henry R. Schoolcraft
Hence, both the Vey and the Cherokee, the two latest coinages in the way of alphabets, are both syllabic.The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies | Robert Gordon Latham
An interesting Cherokee myth is that which recounts the origin of disease, and the consequent institution of curative medicine.The Myths of the North American Indians | Lewis Spence
Later the Cherokee Indians changed the council fire into a barbecue, where they roasted whole beefs in pits of glowing coals.The Book of Camp-Lore and Woodcraft | Dan Beard
British Dictionary definitions for Cherokee
plural -kees or -kee a member of a Native American people formerly living in and around the Appalachian Mountains, now chiefly in Oklahoma; one of the Iroquois peoples
the language of this people, belonging to the Iroquoian family
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