A nation of people who are originally native to what land is now America. But this also includes places like Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela, and so on.
The southern Natives were nearly and mostly destroyed after the Spanish explorers came over on boats, bringing with them deadly diseases (smallpox, scurvy ect.)
The Natives in the -what is now the United States and Canada- practically suffered the same tragedies.
There are many different tribes, each tribe has their own language, traditions, beliefs, and inhabit a certain area. Unfortunately, a lot of these things are lost. But still, some has still continued on to this day.
With heavy stereotyping and lack of education, people often misunderstand Natives. For example: Reservations aren't accompanied by brightly lit casinos. Dancing around a drum (usually at a pow-wow) is a spiritual experience, it's not silly. There are urban Natives. Virtually no Native has a "flat ass". People sacrifice so much and work hard for their families, but the idiots are responsible for the stereotypes, make this literally impossible to believe.
The Cherokee is just one Native American tribe. Arguably the most spread and most famous. A Cherokee is not a car!
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