Cherokee legend of the corn-bead


Cherokee Legend of The Corn –Bead

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Many years ago during the 1830s the Real People, as the Cherokees called themselves, were rounded up as cattle. 


They were forced to leave their homeland and walk west to a new land.


They cried tears of sorrow and grief and hopelessness.


Where their tears hit the ground, a plant sprang up.

The seeds look like tears and their color is the color of grief.

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Today the Real People wear the seeds in necklaces, medallions, and earrings in memory of The Trail of Tears.

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Kingston Springs United Methodist Mission team members were gifted with corn-bead necklaces.  Thank you for such a special gift.

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Busy making corn-bead necklaces in the craft room…

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while Brother Jimmy Honey makes bugs for fly fishing.

Fun times!



One thought on “Cherokee legend of the corn-bead

  1. Would you direct me to someone or place where we could get Cherokee Corn Beads in bulk for our craft projects. We are one of the Cherokee Nation’s satellite communities. Thanks, Phil

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