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Anthropologists and historians have two main theories of Cherokee origins.
One is that the Cherokee, an Iroquoian-speaking people, are relative latecomers to Southern Appalachia, who may have migrated in late prehistoric times from northern areas around the Great Lakes, the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee nations and other Iroquoian-speaking peoples.
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Of the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes, the Cherokee Nation and the UKB have headquarters in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
The UKB are mostly descendants of "Old Settlers", Cherokee who migrated to Arkansas and Oklahoma about 1817 prior to Indian Removal.
Another theory is that the Cherokee had been in the Southeast for thousands of years.
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In addition, numerous groups claim Cherokee lineage, and some of these are state-recognized.
A total of more than 819,000 people are estimated to claim having Cherokee ancestry on the US census, which includes persons who are not enrolled members of any tribe.
Many theories, though none proven, abound about the origin of the name "Cherokee".
It may have originally been derived from the Choctaw word Cha-la-kee, which means "people who live in the mountains", or Choctaw Chi-luk-ik-bi, meaning "people who live in the cave country".
However, other evidence shows that the Cherokee did not reach this part of Georgia until the late 18th century and could not have built the mounds.