1. Masks worn during dances were symbols to the natives of Georgia. Why would they make them in the form of animals?
If they were hunting the animals - and many times they were - they wished they could become more like these animals. They may have wanted to try to think as the animal would think, so that they would be easier to catch.
2. What is different between the role of women in the Cherokee culture and our present day "white man's" culture?
Women are the heads of their households and own all the property in the Cherokee culture. They are the heads of their clans and make major decisions about wars, slavery, and conflicts.
3. Give several (2-3) reasons why the Cherokees would be called conservationists today.
The Cherokees and other Native Americans lived by using what nature had provided. They did not over-use land, animals, or other resources. Adaptation to their surroundings, rather than wasting or tearing down what could not be replaced, was a way of life for them. The settlers were taught by the Cherokee to rotate their crops, to grow corn and other foods, and to irrigate by planting near streams where the water could be used without harming the land or water. Tribes tended to establish villages in the middle of a fork in the river. The river on one side of the village water supply could be used for drinking and cooking; the other part of the river could be used for washing, etc.