of some native Organizations worldwide, I love the wolves and I do also a lot for this beautiful animals in some Organizations... I have a wonderful daughter, 14 years old,
Now, i wish you a peaceful time here
AHO Mita`kuye `ayasin - we are relatives Whitewolfe
The Great Spirit is in all things, he is in the air we breathe. The Great Spirit is our Father, but the Earth is our Mother. She nourishes us, that which we put into the ground she returns to us....
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Saturday, September 13, 2008
Ani - Yunwiya
Ani - Yunwiya - The real people
The Cherokee, who called themselves Ani - Yunwiya ("the real people" or "the principal people"), were organized in settlements scattered in fertile bottom lands among the craggy peaks of the Great Smokey Mountains. The Cherokees took public opinion so seriously that they usually split their villages when they became too large to permit each adult a voice in council. In the early eighteenth century, the Cherokee Nation comprised sixty villages in five regions, with each village controlling its own affairs. Villages sent delegates to a national council only in times of national emergency: The villages averaged three hundred to four hundred persons each; at about five hundred people, a village usually split in two.
In Cherokee society, each adult was regarded as an equal in matters of politics. Leadership titles were few and informal. When Europeans sought "kings" or "chiefs" with whom to negotiate treaties, they usually did not understand that whomever they were speaking with could not compel allegiance or obedience of others.
As among the Iroquois, each Cherokee was a member of a matrilineal clan: Wolf, Deer, Bird, Blue, Red Paint, Wild Potato, or Twisters. The clans formed an intervillage kinship system which linked them in peaceful coexistence. As in many other confederacies, a clan system cemented the confederacy, giving it a strength and enduring quality that prevented a high degree of local autonomy from degenerating into anarchy.