The language of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians is the Kituwa dialect. It is estimated that over sixty (60) percent of the membership of the Band speak the Keetoowah Cherokee Language. The Traditional Cherokee People, the Keetoowah Cherokees, use the language in their homes, in public, and in their everyday lives. The Band has also started efforts to promote the language and launched the Language, History, & Cultural Department in 2005 to assist in the effort.
About the UKB Department of Language, History, & Culture.
The Keetoowah Cherokee Language, History and Culture Department is dedicated to maintaining the importance of these three elements in the daily lives of Keetoowah Cherokees through many different avenues.
1. Assuring the use of Keetoowah Cherokee language in tribal activities and materials;
2. Representing the tribe's interest in the areas of Historic Preservation in all geographic areas of historic and current interest to the tribe;
3. Presenting an accurate history of the Keetoowah Cherokee;
4. Maintaining archival and educational materials important to the Keetoowah Cherokee people;
5. Assuring the integrity of the Keetoowah Cherokee culture and its role in the everyday lives of all tribal members;
6. Providing education in all above areas to the public and particularly Keetoowah Cherokee children.
Calendar & Language Lessons
Each month the United Keetoowah Band Department of Language, History, & Culture will release a calendar for that month that includes lessons on the Keetoowah Cherokee language.
|Download the Files:|
|Jan. 2008 (PDF)||Feb. 2008 (PDF)||March 2008 (PDF)|
The font was released by the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in early 2005. The Keetoowah Cherokee True Type Font is based upon the original Cherokee syllabary, completed in 1821, created by Sequoyah, a famous Keetoowah Cherokee Indian. Download the font or View the Keymap.
Keetoowah Cherokee Language Files
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees makes available various materials for teaching and learning the Keetoowah Cherokee Language. The following materials were developed by Lisa C. StoppInterim Director of Language, History and Culture and also serving asActing Tribal Historic Preservation Officer:
Animal Flash Cards | Counting Worksheet | Emergency Phone Numbers | Agasga Coloring Sheet |