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Membership in a clan was more important than membership in anything else. An alien had no rights, no legal security, unless he was adopted into a clan. For example, if a war party happened to capture an enemy and the captive was not adopted by a clan, then any sort of torture could be inflicted upon him.
The rights of clansmanship were so fundamental they were seldom if ever challenged.
This was because of friendship, for great affection was sometimes forged between those of alien nations. Some Cherokee women had Creek friends, for instance, and sometimes named their children for them, which accounts for some Cherokees ending up with foreign names names that were not Cherokee in origin.
These adopted Cherokees were given the same protection and privileges of any other member of the clan. So it can truly be said that membership in a Cherokee clan could be either by birth or adoption, both carrying the same weight, and no distinction being made between the two.
This was usually "symbolized by a complete exchange of clothing and sometimes of names as well. It lasted throughout life, binding the Ind.
Among other odd items strung for necklaces were bear and bobcat eye teeth and turtle thigh bones. Some of the bone ornaments were decorated with engraving. Marine shell and copper ornaments have occasionally been found but were rare because the shells had to come from the distant Gulf of Mexico and the copper from the Lake Superior region.
Small shells were merely perforated, while large conchs were cut up and made into beads of various sizes. Two small holes, drilled close together near the edge, indicate that they were worn suspended from necklaces, with the concave surfaces showing elaborately engraved designs. Variations of the central symbol, called a triskelion, are also found in the Old World where they appear on many different objects.
An intricately balanced design was formed by a coiled rattlesnake with gaping jaws. Pileated woodpeckers, wild turkeys and spiders were depicted with a combination of realism and stylized art.
All of these creatures -- snakes, birds and insects, figured in mythology Small fresh water and marine shells, unaltered except for perforations, formed necklaces or were sewn into garments and headbands.
Beads cut from the cores of marine conchs were used in the same manner and also for legbands, belts and wrist cuffs. While most of these beads were small, having disk, globular, and tubular shapes, others were as large as walnuts.
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