WHERE DOES THE CHEROKEE INDIANS IN AMERICA COME FROM ? Old Cherokee Artifacts show they have been in the Americas for about 10,000 years, and at one time they controlled 140,000 square miles. Over the Millennia, they have inter-bread with other tribes, so it is difficult to find pure Cherokees any more. BUT, in the 18th Century, the explorer, John Adair, wrote a book: "The History Of The American Indians". He says there were Cherokee tribes in the Northern parts of North Carolina who spoke an ancient version of the Jewish language - - with a "bad accent". DNA Tests of the pure old Cherokee tribes show them to come from the Middle East. The amazing thing is that there are some Cherokee Indians who has Blue Eyes and light hair. How did that happen ? SO, how did they get here, and when. Who "discovered" America?