Native American (Cherokee) Traditions – Rituals & Ceremonies: The Old Cherokee Wedding

Native American (Cherokee) Traditions – Rituals & Ceremonies: The Old Cherokee Wedding

The Cherokee wedding ceremony is a very beautiful event, whether it is the old fashioned, or ‘ancient’ ceremony or a modern one. The original ceremony differed from clan to clan and community to community, but basically used the same ritual elements. Because clanship is matrilineal in the Cherokee society, it is forbidden to marry within […]

Native American (Algonquin) Traditions – Rituals & Ceremonies: Wedding Ceremony

Native American (Algonquin) Traditions – Rituals & Ceremonies: Wedding Ceremony

Algonquin speaking people include the Cree, the Ojibwa or Chippewa, the Ottawa, the Montagnais, the Naskapi and others.When a young man chooses a mate in the old way, he went with her family (matriarch society). The custom was usually determined by the growing season. In warmer climates, where women would raise crops to support the […]

Hmong Traditions – Wedding Ceremony

Hmong Traditions – Wedding Ceremony

Traditional Hmong marriage involves elaborate preparation, a symbolic ceremony, and huge banquets. Depending upon the affluence of the families involved, the wedding can last anywhere from one to three days. Gift exchange between the two families, as well as elegant food preparation, always precedes the ceremony. A Hmong wedding ritual involves tying a length of […]