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Cherokee in Swain County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Wolf Clan

Ani-Waya

 
 
Wolf Clan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 7, 2019
1. Wolf Clan Marker
Inscription.  The Wolf Clan was known for its medicine people and its warriors.

(Cherokee language translation)

Clan Masks: In the early twentieth century, Cherokee artists began carving masks representing the clans. These also symbolized Cherokee identity. Some Cherokee people still know their clan today. For others, this connection with Cherokee tradition has been lost.

(Cherokee language translation)


 
Location. 35° 29.156′ N, 83° 18.927′ W. Marker is in Cherokee, North Carolina, in Swain County. Marker is on Tsali Boulevard (U.S. 441) 0.1 miles north of Drama Road (County Highway 1361), on the left when traveling north. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, in front of a bank building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 Tsali Boulevard, Cherokee NC 28719, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wild Potato Clan (a few steps from this marker); Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, Inc. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Museum of the Cherokee Indian (about 500 feet away); Sequoyah
Wolf Clan Marker (<i>wide view • bank building in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 7, 2019
2. Wolf Clan Marker (wide view • bank building in background)
(about 500 feet away); Trail of Tears (about 500 feet away); Deer Clan (about 500 feet away); Blue Clan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Long Hair Clan (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cherokee.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Cherokee clans
 
Also see . . .  Wolf Clan (Wikipedia). The Aniwaya, or Wolf Clan, has been known throughout time to be the largest clan. During the time of the Peace Chief and War Chief government setting, the War Chief would come from this clan. Wolves are known as protectors. Historically, the Wolf Clan was the largest and most important among the Cherokee. A few members of this clan are said to be extremely powerful; they are called alphas. (Submitted on June 2, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 109 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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