Buffalo Clan – Brown Region
The Buffalo Clan (Anikawi) was also known as the Deer Clan. Deer hunters, trackers, tanners and seamers, as well as keepers of the deer medicines were members of this clan. Even though they hunted game for sustenance, they respected and cared for animals. They were also known as fast runners and foot messengers delivering messages from village to village. The Cherokee wrapped their new born in different animal skin: male infants were wrapped in cougar skins while females were wrapped in deer or buffalo skins. The Cherokee created the game of Stick Ball which later became known as Lacrosse. The game has a spiritual aspect which involves magical battles between shamans who use rituals and ceremonies to gain advantage. The Clan color is brown and their wood is Oak.