Comparison of Cherokee and Chippewa

The Cherokee and Chippewa tribes are some of the most well-known Native American tribes in the history of the United States. On one hand you have the Cherokee Indians that are almost the biggest tribe in North America and on the other hand is the Chippewa Indians, known for their great building of canoes and fighting alongside British soldiers in the Revolutionary War. Both of these tribes are filled with hardship, triumph, and people that make up Native American culture as we see it today.
Cherokee is an Iroquoian language and over 22,000 people can still speak it today, these people are primarily located in Oklahoma and North Carolina. Cherokee is also the Indian language in which most Native American literature has been published. Some government policies that came into power as late as the 1950’s, enforced the removal of Cherokee children from a Cherokee-speaking home, reducing the number of young Cherokees being raised bilingually from 75% to less than 5% today. The best known event in Cherokee history is also one of the most tragic and sad events in Native American history, the Trail of Tears. The Trail of Tears was the marching of the Cherokee Indians from the Southeastern states of the U.S. to Oklahoma for the purposes of relocating them over the winter from 1838-1839, some Choctaw, Creek, and other tribes were forced to march with them as well. Many Cherokee Indians died on the Trail of Tears from complications such as disease, exhaustion, starvation, and exposure to harsh conditions. It was a shock to the Cherokee tribe, a tribe that had stood-up to other tribes for the U.S., in the aftermath of it all the Cherokee felt betrayed by the U.S. and it still is a strong wound felt by most Cherokee Indians to this day. (NLA)
Despite popular belief, the Cherokee actually lived in cabins made of logs instead of the stereotypical tee-pee. During the American Revolution, the Cherokee Indians supported the British soldiers, and also assisted them in several...