There are a lot of people out there who attend sweat lodges and here are some terms that you would use at sweat lodge if you were speaking in Cherokee.
Sweat lodge (good house)
All my relations (we are all related)
Open the door
Close the door
Bring me the rocks (di) is the plural form
Hand me the pipe
Give me the water
Let us pray
Amen (Let it be that way)
About the Author:
Bo Taylor serves as Archivist for the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. He is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian. Mr. Taylor has a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology with a minor in Cherokee Studies from Western Carolina University. He can read and write in the Cherokee language. Mr. Taylor gives lectures on the history of the Cherokee Indian, performs traditional Cherokee dances, and dances at Native American Pow-wows.
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