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Old 08-24-2007, 02:46 AM   #1
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I am Cherokee and I need to find out what organization to contact. Also I would like to contact a Chief so that I can receive my Indian name. I live in North Carolina. Any help I can get on this matter would be greatly appreciate.
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There are many so-called "Cherokee" tribes that are not recognized at the federal level - please beware of them... They will sell you membership and an "Indian name" that aren't worth the paper they're printed on.

There are only 3 federally-recognized Cherokee tribes:

Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
United Ketoowah Band of Cherokee (based in Oklahoma)
Eastern Band of Cherokee (based in North Carolina)

I would caution you that if you are investigating your native heritage and want to be taken seriously, asking for Indian name right off the bat is not a wise first step. You should first find out if you are descended from one of these tribes, then begin a slow process of learning about your heritage, customs and traditions.

There's nothing that screams "wannabe" faster than calling up the tribal headquarters and asking for an Indian name or some special ceremony. I don't think that's the Indian name you're looking for....
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Thanks a million for your response. I will do (or not do)what you said. I appreciate you taking me under your wing. You are very kind.
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There are many so-called "Cherokee" tribes that are not recognized at the federal level - please beware of them... They will sell you membership and an "Indian name" that aren't worth the paper they're printed on.

There are only 3 federally-recognized Cherokee tribes:

Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
United Ketoowah Band of Cherokee (based in Oklahoma)
Eastern Band of Cherokee (based in North Carolina)

I would caution you that if you are investigating your native heritage and want to be taken seriously, asking for Indian name right off the bat is not a wise first step. You should first find out if you are descended from one of these tribes, then begin a slow process of learning about your heritage, customs and traditions.

There's nothing that screams "wannabe" faster than calling up the tribal headquarters and asking for an Indian name or some special ceremony. I don't think that's the Indian name you're looking for....
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I am from Tahlequah and of the Cherokee Nation, I normally dont post to such questions but I feel compeled to do so today.
You are asking several questions and I will try my best to answer them as best I can

If you searching for Heritage, there are several excellant links on the internet that can help you, All with a fee but they can usually turn up results. You mention North Carolina but you must understand that Familys were torn apart after removal.
And may not neccessarly be Eastern Cherokee you may find that your Family is Western Cherokee but moved back at a later date. Not all stayed some became homesick and moved back

As far as names
North of Ada is correct nothing screams of a wannabe then asking for a name
Cherokees have many names throughout there life. You have your name that you are called by that is given to you by your father when you are born and later when you come of age you may recieve another one, then there is your social name that may also be your original name, And there is you secret name that only a few know.

And here is the most important Fact!
They dont neccessarly mean anything! It could just be a name that you known by.
I dont know where all the naming stuff came from but I hear this alot from people that are searching for there heritage especially those looking for Cherokee Roots.
Like they read somewhere that you have to have a name in order to be Cherokee, like a badge or something.

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