Map showing the chief location and lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokee in Cherokee, Jackson, Graham and Swain Counties, North Carolina.
The following map outlines the “Qualla Boundary” of which became the Qualla Reservation in North Carolina.
Eastern Cherokee in the 11th US Census
Eastern Cherokee Band, Government and Politics
The enumeration for the census of 1890 of the Eastern Band of Cherokees of North Carolina was made by the regular enumerators for the state of North Carolina. The United States Indian agent, James Blythe, a Cherokee (Dis-qua-ni, Chestnut Bread), furnishes the following data collected during personal visitations: The total number of Cherokees is 1,520:
Eastern Cherokee Training School and Mt. Noble, from Spray Ridge and US Indian Agency The training school for the Eastern Band of Cherokees is also a boarding school, with 4: white teachers. It has had 84 boarders, the average daily attendance being 80, and 24 day scholars. The full details of the operation of this
Eastern and Eastern Band of Cherokee of North Carolina
No section of country in the United States combines a greater variety of inland scenery than that occupied by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, embracing portions of the counties of Cherokee, Graham, Jackson, and Swain, in southwestern North Carolina. Nestled between the Blue Ridge on the east and the Smoky mountains on the west,
The Eastern Band of Cherokees have been thus officially recognized to distinguish them from that portion of the nation which emigrated west, between 1809 and 1817, and located on the public domain at the headwaters of Arkansas and White rivers, now in Cherokee nation, Indian territory. The latter became known as the Cherokee nation west,
The main occupation of the Eastern Band of Cherokees of North Carolina is that of farming. The acreage is very limited in each tract, but crops more than sufficient for home necessities are generally realized. Seed sowing is mainly done by hand, because the use of machinery is impracticable on their hillside farms. Hand sowing