May the stars
carry your sadness away,
May the flowers
fill you heart with beauty,
May hope forever
wipe away your tears,
And, above all,
May silence make
Chief Dan George
Artwork by: Frances Clardy
What Feathers Mean to the Cherokee
By Tonya Yirka, eHow Contributor
Feathers were ubiquitous in the Cherokee environment and merged into many aspects of the Cherokee culture. Acquisition, preparation and usage of certain types of feathers became traditional rituals and in many cases relegated to specific members of the tribe. Some traditions had to be followed such as the one stating that all feathers except those of an eagle must be found by chance and not acquired for specific needs. The presence of feathers of some birds was attributed to certain diseases.
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Hi I'm Diann welcome and join me on my adventure. I'm the author of "A Faded Cottage" & "Whispering Fog" and Founder of Diann Shaddox Foundation. I'm a member of the Wyandotte Nation & I have Essential Tremor (ET). I love to travel, cook, which leads to eating and I love wines. Chardonnay is my favorite unless I'm eating steak then I'll take a glass of Cabernet.
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