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Appalachian American Indians of West Virginia
Q: Hi there, I was wondering if you have ever herd of
this tribe? The
Appalachian American Indians of West Virginia ? I
think they were Cherokee, at least
thats what I was told. If you know anything or have
heard anything please let me know.
A: The Appalachian American Indians of West Virginia are
not a tribe, they are an intertribal cultural
organization. Their members are descendents of several
different tribes, including Cherokee, Nanticoke,
Shawnee, Seneca, Wyandot, Tuscarora, and other tribes
not originally from the West Virginia area as well.
Most states have a cultural organization such as this
for descendents of American Indian tribes to gather.
A tribe (or nation) is an original Native American
people with traditions specific to their culture, whereas
an intertribal organization is a club for people of any tribal
background, without tribe-specific culture or traditions.
Hope that helps, have a good day!
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