The Districts and Information on the History
In the early 19th century, the Cherokee
Nation rejected the traditional clan system of rule and adopted a
government similar to the United States. The nation was
divided into 8 districts and a legislature established to make laws
and approve treaties.
Four delegates from each district were elected to the lower house
called the National Council. This body chose the 12 members of
the upper house called the National Committee. The National
Committee selected the top level officers – the principal chief,
assistant principal chief, and treasurer.
The Cherokee Nation was made up of Eight
Districts, they are as follows: