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

Deer Clan

Ani-Kawi

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, May 7, 2019
1. Deer Clan Marker
Inscription.  People in the Deer Clan were recognized as fast runners. They often served as messengers between towns.

(Cherokee language translation)

Clan Facts: Clans took care of the Cherokee law regarding murder. If you were killed, your clan would avenge you with a life for a life. If your killer left town, someone else from his clan would be killed in his place.

(Cherokee language translation)
 
Location. 35° 29.067′ N, 83° 18.933′ W. Marker is in Cherokee, North Carolina, in Swain County. Marker is at the intersection of Tsali Boulevard (U.S. 441) and Drama Road (County Highway 1361), on the right when traveling north on Tsali Boulevard. Marker is located beside the sidewalk near the southeast corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 564 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. Trail of Tears (a few steps from this marker); Museum of the Cherokee Indian (within shouting distance of this marker); Sequoyah (within shouting distance of this marker); Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, Inc.
Deer Clan Marker (<i>wide view • Cherokee Historical Association building in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 7, 2019
2. Deer Clan Marker (wide view • Cherokee Historical Association building in background)
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wild Potato Clan (about 500 feet away); Wolf Clan (about 500 feet away); Blue Clan (about 500 feet away); Long Hair Clan (approx. 0.2 miles 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 . . .  Deer Clan (Wikipedia). The Aniawi, or Deer Clan, were historically known as fast runners and hunters. Even though they hunted game for subsistence, they respected and cared for the animals while they were living among them. They were also known as messengers on an earthly level, delivering messages from village to village, or person to person. (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 107 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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