"A man was in love with a woman who disliked him and wanted nothing to do with him. He tried in every way to win her favor, but with no success. At last he grew discouraged and made himself sick thinking about it. Mole came along, and finding the man so low in his mind, asked what the trouble was. The man told him the whole story, and when he had finished, Mole said: "I can help you. Not only will she like you, but she'll come to you of her own free will." That night, burrowing underground to the place where the girl was in bed asleep, Mole took out her heart. He came back by the same way and gave the heart to the discouraged lover, who couldn't see it even when it was in his hand. "There," said Mole. "Swallow it, and she will be so drawn to you that she has to come." The man swallowed the heart, and when the girl woke up she somehow thought of him at once. She felt a strange desire to be with him, to go to him that minute. She couldn't understand it, because she had always disliked him, but the feeling grew so strong that she was compelled to find the man and tell him that she loved him and wanted to be his wife. And so they were married. All the magicians who knew them both were surprised and wondered how it had come about. When they found that it was the work of Mole, whom they had always thought too insignificant to notice, they were jealous and threatened to kill him. That's why Mole hid under the ground and still doesn't dare to come up."
The above "Why mole lives underground" was based on a tale reported by James Mooney in the 1890's. It is taken from the book "American Indian Myths and Legends" selected and edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz.
shadow: Looking for information on my 2nd Great grandmother who married John Hyatt......Her name was Louisiana Hyatt, Cherokee, walked the Trail of Tears when she was three years old.....
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reddog63: I am interested in a vision quest
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Star ocean: Hey everyone!
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noname: Earthlover,When i first started i went through Family Search. Star with what you know and work backwards. I also have storiez from family members. That led me to find my Cherokee great grandmother on my father side from South Carolina.and Blackfoot on my M
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twoblades: Hi Chuck. I am Cherokee and we use the word A'ho as the closing to our prayer. Wado is "western dialect Cherokee" but we use it in the "Eastern dialect" as well because it is recognized.
Apr 16, 2018 21:45:30 GMT -6
twoblades: I came here after looking for info about the colors in the "Medicine Wheel". My Grandmother was Cherokee. My Grandfather was Choctaw. I am Cherokee thru my mother and grandmother.
Apr 16, 2018 21:37:52 GMT -6
cherokeebutterfly: Good Day. I just found this page and would like to know more about my ancestry. It is my belief according to my online genealogy that Cherokee Chief John Bowles is my 6th or 7th generation grandfather. I have found other Bowles members that say the same.
Mar 25, 2018 13:17:19 GMT -6
riverkid05: Hello! My name is "riverkid05" new here, 1/2 Cherokee, my father of course was a full blood and my mother white......made for a strange life LOL...raised on the Colville res and the rest of my time spent in white society it kept life interesting. My fathe
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nathan184: Hello, everyone!
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chuck: Also, I have read that the Cherokee do not use this word A'HO as thank you, but uses the word wado.
Nov 24, 2017 15:52:51 GMT -6
chuck: I have studied the word A'HO and have read in studies that various tribes use this word as greeting, thank you, or ending in prayer. However in further study I read that this is not true and that this word is not real or used. Any thoughts?
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calipharun: never look DNA. that stuf is confusing since the whole world is related. god made us from different sands colors. and adam had all the genetics that were spread trough his children.
Nov 2, 2017 7:48:10 GMT -6
kittyville: For msroberts - Preston H & Susan VClark are my 4-5th great grandparents.Legend was that we are Cherokee.My DNA shows that we are African & White, with very little Native American.See DNA 2010 study of Cherokee in North Carolina reservation. It's true.
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lizardbreath: This does not seem to be a very active list. Is the owner still around?
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lizardbreath: Hello Allemaal, I am LizardBreath. Originally from Alabama, I now reside in Holland. I am 69 years old, I'm of Cherokee descent on my paternal side. I have a 5 year old daughter, and a Dutch wife. I have invaded Europe and I intend to take over the place.
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vhelm1954: Hi there! My name is Vicki, and I live in Meade County, Kentucky. Two years ago, when my husband passed, I decided to move here where the only family I have left, lives.
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