Our mission is to preserve and document the history, culture and genealogical integrity of our Cherokee heritage. We maintain a database of people whose ancestors are of authentic Cherokee blood.
In the Booger Dance, men wearing ragged clothing and masks would interupt an evening of social dancing. When asked who they were and what they came for, the boisterous intruders gave outlandish names and tried to start fights. Each intruder then performed a solo, often ribald, dance. The intruders represented outsideers who encroached on Cherokee homelands and disrupted tribal lifeways. Booger masks could be made from gourds or wood with fur trimmings, and exaggerated human features.
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