What are some Native American last names?

Altaha. Altaha is a Native American surname from the Apache tribe. Apache. Chatto. Cosay. Dosela. Ethelbah. Goseyun. Mescal.

What was the Cherokee original name?

The name comes from the Creek word chelokee, which means “people of a different speech.” The Cherokee refer to themselves as Ani’-Yun’wiya’, meaning “the real people” or “the principal people,” or Tsalagi, which comes from a Choctaw (see entry) word for “people living in a land of many caves.” The tribe’s original name …

What are the 3 Cherokee tribes?

There are only three federally recognized Cherokee tribes in the U.S. – the Cherokee Nation and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, both in Tahlequah, and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina.

How do I find my Cherokee name?

The Cherokee Heritage Center has a genealogist available to assist in researching Cherokee ancestry for a fee. Call 918-456-6007 visit www.cherokeeheritage.org. If you need further genealogy assistance at other times, the Muskogee Public Library, 801 West Okmulgee in Muskogee, Okla., may be able to help.