Great Smoky Mountains Cherokee#
The Cherokee are a Native American tribe indigenous to the Southeastern United States (mainly Georgia Georgia, USA , Tennessee Tennessee, USA , North Carolina North Carolina, USA and Sotuh Carolina South Carolina, USA . European settlers called the Cherokee one of the "Five Civilized Tribes" because they adopted several cultural and technological practices of the settlers. The Cherokee became one of the first major, non-European ethnic group to become U.S. citizens. The Cherokee Nation has more than 314,000 members according to the 2010 U.S. Census, which makes it the largest of the 566 federally recognized Native American tribes. Two of the federally recognized Cherokee tribes, the Cherokee Nation and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians (UKB) have headquarters in Tahlequah, Oklahoma Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74464, USA .