Tradition: Herbal and Ceremonial Medicine
A few Snowbird Cherokee still practice medicine using herbs and ceremonial practices. Though modern forms of medicine are also used, the tradition of the medicine man is an important part of keeping the Snowbird Cherokee's heritage alive. Colds, headaches, and more serious ailments are sometimes treated by medicine men.
Photo: Yellowroot is found in the mountains of North Carolina. It has been used by the Cherokee for stomach aches.