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Cherokee Nation – Cherokee

Up until the early Nineteenth Century, the Cherokee people lived in the southeastern woodlands of North America, in present-day North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia. Under the Indian Removal Act of 1830, the United States forcibly removed the Cherokee from their homeland and relocated them to the “Indian Territory.” The forced migration was known as the Trail of Tears, where as many as 6,000 individuals perished. Today, the Cherokee Nation counts more than 300,000 citizens, and their capital is located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Language Project

Cherokee Nation’s “Our Unified Language Curriculum” Project Cherokee Nation aims to develop and establish a coordinated, standardized Cherokee language curriculum available for each level of educational language learning (early childhood, elementary, high school, and college certification) and establish a Cherokee Language Board to oversee the collaborative effort of the Cherokee Nation’s language programs resulting in a unified vision, implementation, and mission of all.