I am 52+, a mom of 4, grandma of 7. Dad is Eng, Irish, Cherokee. Mom was Serbian. LPN for 30 yrs, 27 of which I worked in nursing homes. The last 3, private duty. Have many interests, studying different religions, being one of them. Am working on family tree. Would like to meet other Cherokees who would be kind enough to tell me about their beliefs and of their traditions. And any other tribes! The more I know the better I can live and care for Mother Earth. I learned some things from my fathers mother, but more of planting, gathering herbs for medicine than religious or traditions. She spoke often of her great-grandfather she called Blackhawk. I know he was firm in his ways not to over plant or over hunt in a given area. She said he "escaped" along the Trail of Tears. Would like to trace it if possible. English name was Johnson Robertson. I am also an ordained minister.