Native American

I am of Cherokee descent.  My Grandmother taught me to wildcraft. We have a rich resource of Native American tradition and knowledge in Oklahoma.   Native Americans have a rich heritage of plant and herb use. Cherokee wildcrafting changes from one band to another, as well as with one family to another.  Along the way I have picked up uses from Oglala Sioux, Navajo and Chemehuevi friends. It is my belief that a return to our old ways provide for a healthier lifestyle.  There is no doubt that a close relationship with Mother Earth  heals the mind, body and spirit. 

Below you will find some interesting links to Native Americans in Oklahoma.  My friend once said and she understands the true meaning of being Tsalagi.  She told me, every Tsalagi mother was Nvowti.  No statement ever made was closer to the truth.  Wado Ulv.

No page on Cherokee healing is complete without addressing this. There is no Tsalagi word for medicine man or shaman.  Why is that you ask?  Because they do not exist, very simple.  Nothing gets my blood boiling more than to hear "I was taught by a Cherokee shaman or medicine man". Across the internet you will see page after page about Cherokee shamans or medicine men.  They are all frauds.  First off, if they practice Nvowti they do not advertise, they have no need to as they are known by their people.  There are only healers and those who see. Then it is known by our people about the great study done on our culture in the early years.  The payment for those stories induced some to come up with better stories.  If any of you want to know the truth contact the Cherokee Nation.  Do not rely on those selling modern day snake oil!

TRIBES of Oklahoma
Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town
Apache Tribe of Oklahoma
Caddo Nation of Oklahoma
Cherokee Nation
Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma
Chickamauga
Cherokee Nation MO/AR White River Band
Chickamauga Cherokee Nation White River Band
Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma
Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Comanche Tribe of Oklahoma
Delaware Tribe of Eastern Oklahoma
Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma
Eastern Shawnee
Tribe of Oklahoma
Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma
Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma
Kaw Tribe of Oklahoma
Kialegee Tribal Town
Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma
Kiowa Tribe
Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma
Muscogee - (Creek) Nation
Natchez Nation
Osage Nation of Oklahoma
Otoe-Missouri Tribe
Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma
Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma
Peoria Indian Tribe of Oklahoma
Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma
Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma
Sac & Fox Nation
Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma
Seneca-Cayuga Tribes of Oklahoma
Shawnee Tribe
Thlopthlocco Tribal Town
Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians
Wichita and Affiliated Tribes
Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma
Yuchi (Euchee)Tribe

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