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Total estimated Cherokee population in US[edit]

Now about 1.5 million Americans claim Cherokee descent, they are the largest Native American tribal group if you go by the total number of overall ancestry. Up to 600,000 live in California (around 200,000 tribal members in the southern half of the state), 350,000 in Oklahoma where the Cherokee Nation is located and 25,000 in their Indian reservation in western North Carolina. The rest (500-550,000) reside in all 50 states whether or not they are members of the 3 federally recognized tribes. 2605:E000:FDCA:4200:1FA:3A88:955:CACC (talk) 00:47, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

States where Cherokee tribes and communities exist, including more Cherokee residents in the US west coast. |popplace = United States United States
(South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, California, Alabama, Missouri, Kansas and Georgia). 2605:E000:FDCA:4200:D962:2182:F3EB:EEB3 (talk) 01:21, 18 March 2016 (UTC)

I also want to address the original homeland of the Cherokee in the Southern Appalachians extended into eastern Kentucky, southern Virginia, parts of West Virginia and northern Mississippi, as well the Trail of Tears crossed southern ends of Indiana and Illinois along the Ohio River. And many Cherokee from Oklahoma were farm migrant laborers in the mid 20th century, they would go to Louisiana, Florida, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Oregon and Washington state depending on harvest seasons. The Cherokee are found in all 50 states and Washington DC, but to keep it simple, the article's current template's listing of five states with the most Cherokee are kept as it is. 2605:E000:FDCA:4200:24F3:157C:31F4:1568 (talk) 11:00, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

The Cherokee Diaspora: how a Native American tribe has descendants in many places around the world, notably Mexico, Canada; and as far away as Scotland, Australia, Brazil, Dubai and Japan. [1] 2605:E000:FDCA:4200:24F3:157C:31F4:1568 (talk) 04:56, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

Imagine this: the Cherokee in federally recognized tribes are big as the population of Iceland, ethnic group representation as big as the population of Estonia, and the total number of descendants in the diaspora as big as the population of Slovenia. 98.150.68.110 (talk) 03:24, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

And to include the Kri alphabet invented in Liberia for freed African-American slaves returning to their ancestral homeland, the alphabet has origins in the Cherokee syllabary, which is discussed in the article. The Deseret alphabet in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) has origins in the Cherokee syllabary as well. Cherokees either went to Africa (maybe) or the western US (in sizable numbers esp. CA is concerned). The Central Band of Cherokee in Tennessee believed to be descendants of the tribes of Israel and Judah in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible (the Torah in Judaism), so the Cherokee are of Jewish descent? Any Cherokees decided to immigrate to Israel in the Jewish faith? Cherokees can be Protestant, Catholic, Mormon, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Neopagan, Atheist and Syncretic (tribal religion). 67.49.89.214 (talk) 20:48, 14 July 2016 (UTC)
The number of Cherokee increased by a whopping 100 times from an estimated 50,000 in 1950 mostly based in Oklahoma to half a million (500,000) in 1990 across the US to now about 5 million total worldwide of various degrees of Cherokee ancestry in 2015. 67.49.89.214 (talk) 00:54, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

References

An article on the high number of Americans not enrolled in the 3 federally recognized Cherokee Nations claimed Cherokee descent, not only in Eastern Oklahoma and the Great Smoky Mountains region of the Southern US, also in cities like New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Toronto, and across the entire USA or throughout North America. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history/2015/10/cherokee_blood_why_do_so_many_americans_believe_they_have_cherokee_ancestry.html 67.49.89.214 (talk) 01:41, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

And another link, this one from Time.com (Time Magazine). http://time.com/4089303/cherokee-ancestry/ 67.49.89.214 (talk) 03:17, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

Over 100,000 (tribal members?) up to 200,000 Cherokee in North Carolina, including some Lumbee, Powatan, Saponi and Tuscarora may have Cherokee ancestry, but they live in the central and east parts of the state while the Cherokee are further west. 12.218.47.123 (talk) 17:01, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

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Questionable citation and semantic point[edit]

Citation 55 leads to a Goodreads.com list of "Books by Alex W. Bealer." While it appears Bealer has written on the subject, no specific book is cited, nor does this webpage give information about the content of his research or writing, and thus it cannot support the information attributed to it in the article. This is the Goodreads page linked to: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/225917.Alex_W_Bealer

Semantic point: the introductory section lists modern-day states in describing Cherokee territory. This chronological incompatibility should be made explicit (e.g. "...including modern-day Alabama") to prevent a teleological (mis)telling of history. Edultz (talk) 21:35, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

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Cherokee category discussion[edit]

Hi - Apologies for putting this on this page, but I am asking for people knowledgeable about Cherokee citizenship and tribal law to weigh in on a discussion of certain Cherokee categories. I'm not asking you to support my proposal, but just for the discussion to have informed contributions. The discussion is at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2018_March_30#Category:Cherokee_people Vizjim (talk) 10:49, 7 April 2018 (UTC)