7 Cherokee Clans: Deer

7 Cherokee Clans: The Deer Clan

The Cherokee are a matrilineal society.  Children belong to their mother’s clan.

#3: THE DEER CLAN

(ANIKAWI)

The Deer Clan are notoriously fast runners, traditionally employed as the messengers between villages.  They hunt deer in a respectful, sacred fashion and often tend the village animals. 

 

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