Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
O Si Yo!
In order to know who your ancestors were you must start withyourself, from the present to the past, building a solid case based on primaryand excellent secondary sources.
Family legends or traditions are wonderful tools, but not facts. If your family story says your great great grandmother born in 1850 was a Cherokee Princess who walked the Trail of Tears; then you must decide if you want to believe your family story ... or the thousands of history books that say the "Trail" took place more than 10 years before her birth (1838/1839) and that there were no princesses in the Cherokee Tribe. Lets get started.
Various sources used to gather information for this site including but notlimited to:
If you have any photos, stories, family histories, etc. to share, please email those to me for inclusion here. Your submissions are greatly appreciated!
These pages will be undergoing some major overhauling over the next couple of weeks, so please bear with me as I get it all put together for you.