ᏣᎳᎩ (Cherokee)

[aka Iroquois, Tsalagi, Tslagi]

Classification: Iroquoian

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/One Drop of Blood (Lyrics in the Cherokee Language)

This video provides the lyrics to the famous historical song, "One Drop of Blood," sung in the Cherokee language. This is a song sung on the "Trail of Tears." The Trail of Tears was as quoted from Wikipedia "... the forcible relocation and movement of Native Americans, including many members of the Cherokee, Creek, Seminole, and Choctaw nations among others in the United States, from their homelands to Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma) in the Western United States." I wanted to post a version in which the lyrics with the meaning of the words were available to such a historically significant song. I had also chosen audio taken from the "Cherokee National Holiday - Gospel Music CD" because of its clarity in pronunciation. I had received a copy of the lyrics along with translation of the lyrics from the book "Cherokee Hymns History." As always, I think it is important to understand the translation as well as hearing the words. Mp3's can be downloaded for free from www.cherokee.org. Enjoy!

10/16/2010

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Oct. 16, 2010

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