Cherokee Hospitality

Taken from a manuscript prepared by J.P. Evans in 1835.

Hospitality is a prominent feature in Cherokee character and that instinctive impulse to "eat when you are hungry" is scrupulously complied with by them when among their own people and anything can be found acceptable to a hungry stomach. To such a height is this custom carried, that in many towns an invitation is not a necessary preliminary to eating; whether the person be a stranger or a relative; and from a native, no compensation is required for eating, lodging, and provender for beasts.