Cherokee, North Carolina
Cherokee Symbols and What They Mean
The Cherokee Nation, with 320,000 citizens and headquarters in Oklahoma, is the largest Native American tribe in the United States. Before being forcibly relocated in 1838, the Cherokee inhabited land in several southeastern states. The Eastern Band of Cherokee has headquarters in western North Carolina and continues to inhabit the traditional...
LIST OF NATIVE AMERICANS AWARDED THE MEDAL OF HONOR American Indian Heros Honored for Heroic War Service in the US Armed Forces
Ernest Edwin Evans (Cherokee-Creek)~ In addition to the Medal of Honor, the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal and Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon, Commander Evans had the China Service Medal, American Defense Medal, Fleet Clasp, and was entitled to the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with six engagement stars, the World War II Victory Medal, and the Philippine Defense and Liberation Ribbons with one star. A U.S. Navy destroyer war ship, the USS Evans, was named in honor of Commander.