The Cherokees of California, Inc., is a 501C-3 non-profit tribal organization incorporated in 1975. It is not affiliated with the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, nor is it a federally recognized tribal entity. We are banded together as descendants of a common Cherokee heritage. Our primary purpose is to preserve and pass on to the next generation our traditions, history and language.
The logo of the Cherokees of California, Inc. represents many things to us that are sacred and spiritual. The Medicine Wheel symbolizes the individual journey we each must take to find our own path.
Within the Medicine Wheel are The Four Cardinal Directions and the Four Sacred Colors. The Circle represents the Circle of Life and the Center of the Circle, the Eternal Fire. The Eagle, flying toward the East, is a symbol of strength, endurance and vision. East signifies the renewal of life and the rebirth of Cherokee unity.
© Cherokees Of California, Inc.
P.O. Box 2372
Marysville, California 95901