7 Cherokee Clans: Bird

7 Cherokee Clans: The Bird Clan

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

#4: THE BIRD CLAN

(ANITSISKWA)

The Bird Clan is also called the RAVEN, TURTLE DOVE, and EAGLE clan.  They are skilled blowgun hunters who capture birds for their food and feathers.  Only members of this clan are permitted to collect sacred eagle feathers.  They are often perceived as being a spiritual link between heaven and earth, sometimes acting as messengers.

 

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