Eight Districts of New Echota
New Echota
  The Districts and Information on the History

DISTRICTS:

 

  • 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:

DISTRICTS:

  • Hickory Log
  • Chattoogee
  • Etowah
  • Aquohee
  • Chicamaugee
  • Amoah
  • Tahquohee
  • Coosewatee
     

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