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GENEALOGY OF THE ANIYUNWIYA

THE CHEROKEE PEOPLE


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HEART OF THE EAGLE: DRAGGING CANOE AND THE EMERGENCE OF THE CHICKAMAUGA CONFEDERACY
By Brent Yanusdi Cox, 1998

Available in several Native American book stores across America

Contains new genealogical info on the Cherokees, with focus on the pre 1800 period. Covers the genealogy of Dragging Canoe, Oconostota, Moytoy, Attakullakulla, Ostenaco, Bowles, Justice, Benge, Glass, Hicks, Doublehead, Old Tassell, and many others.
Serves as a reference guide to the period, 1700-1800.
You will find this book is a must to understand early Cherokee genealogy.
Over 500 Cherokee genealogical entries.
This book focuses on Cherokee resistance towards American imperialism during the early stages of the American Revolutionary War. 314 pages, softbound.
GENEALOGICAL Abstracts for 1700-1800 Cherokees.

There are many contradictions or opinions in the study of Cherokee Genealogy.My text offers my personal attempt to discern Cherokee (Colonial era) Genealogy.  There will always be errors in any secondary or primary source.  The intention of "HEART OF THE EAGLE" is to offer genealogists available evidence. Remember, as humans, we can make mistakes.


THIS TEXT ALSO SERVES AS A REFERENCE GUIDE TO 18TH CENTURY CHEROKEES.
The Bibliography is one of the largest concerning Cherokee genealogy.

This site is in memory of Frank Clearwater, a warrior from the Wounded Knee Occupation, 1973: and Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, Buddy Lamont, Pedro Bissonette, Wesley Bad Heart Bull and all of our forefathers who fought for the freedom and future of Native Americans. 

FREE LEONARD PELTIER!!!!!!!



While genealogy offers people a chance to prove Native American heritage, I suggest that you look to the future and not the past.  You are who you are, and being useful to the people is of the greatest importance.  Often, genealogy builds the EGO, which is not at all helpful on the RED ROAD. Do not worry about who you came from, but prepare for future generations.

My name is Yonah Usdi Galuga or the Bear Is Coming.  The spelling "Yanusdi" was given to me by my Cherokee grandmother, and was derived from the Chickamauga Cherokee nickname for Bear, which was simply "Yan" or "Yon."  I am a College Instructor of Native American History and American History at the University of Tennessee at Martin and Jackson State Community College in West Tennessee.  I, like many, will always be learning to walk the Red Road. I follow the way of the Kituwah (Keetoowah) or Ancient ways of our forefathers.  It is not a Cherokee custom to convert others.  Choose the path the Creator (Asga Ya Ga Lun Lati) has designed for you.  Do not follow the path of man, which is of destruction.  We are the lowest form of life on Mother Earth, and it is our duty to protect all that is here.  Look to the East, and join me in our (The Aniyunwiya) journey home.  We must return to the Mountains to continue the Cherokee way of life.  The Creator designed that land for our people.  Perhaps, I will walk with you at some time. 

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