Learning stories about our past tells us where we came from and it gives us roots. Cherokee John Standingdeer describes how his family was named and why knowing it mattered to him. He explains how Native Americans were self sufficient and lived off the land prior to the arrival of Europeans. As Indians adopted the white man’s way their culture eroded further. Danny Arch explains how the Cherokees’ changing relationship with the deer reflected this cultural transition.
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