Cherokee Towns

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


In the chartered limits of North Carolina and in those of Georgia and Tennessee, as far as my observations extend, the Cherokees are divided into towns and clans. By towns is not to be understood a cluster of dwellings contained within a small space, as amongst the whites, and probably with some other Indian tribes, but a small colony, generally embracing some miles in extent. In the same sense, Cherokee village is to be understood.