Cherokee Nation Point

Edgychris1

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Hi folks,

My mother just went to Oklahoma. Her friends father was an avid hunter. She gifted me this likely Cherokee point for my Birthday. Any input on piece would be appreciated. Age, sect, ect.

What type of material??

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Why do you say it?s likely Cherokee? They were only in Oklahoma for I would guess 80ish years where they would be producing stone points. Looks older to me maybe a grand or some type of Snyder?s cluster, hopewellian era point. If it’s brown and not the lighting I’d guess hertha chert like this point
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Hope I don’t sound critical by the way, just asking because you may have good reason to think it’s Cherokee
 
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Why do you say it?s likely Cherokee? They were only in Oklahoma for I would guess 80ish years where they would be producing stone points. Looks older to me maybe a grand or some type of Snyder?s cluster, hopewellian era point. If it?s brown and not the lighting I?d guess hertha chert like this point
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Hope I don?t sound critical by the way, just asking because you may have good reason to think it?s Cherokee
No that's good input. I really have no idea about this one. I was told Cherokee. I dont have idea about anything Oklahoma. Thanks for the reply though. Just wanted to know a bit more about it.
 
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Why do you say it?s likely Cherokee? They were only in Oklahoma for I would guess 80ish years where they would be producing stone points. Looks older to me maybe a grand or some type of Snyder?s cluster, hopewellian era point. If it’s brown and not the lighting I’d guess hertha chert like this point
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Hope I don’t sound critical by the way, just asking because you may have good reason to think it’s Cherokee

I think you are on the right track, although I'd say they stopped knapping points before they arrived in Oklahoma. That technology was lost within a few generations of contact and trade for most groups east of the Mississippi.
 

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I think you are on the right track, although I'd say they stopped knapping points before they arrived in Oklahoma. That technology was lost within a few generations of contact and trade for most groups east of the Mississippi.
I could get behind that just being generous, maybe some were made in a pinch, or as art to be sold to white people. But certainly not the material of choice by the time the reached Oklahoma
 

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