You were expected to be a fast runner and would be chosen to be a foot messenger in your village to deliver messages from village to village or person to person.
Cherokee spiritual development had seven levels. Each clan was responsible for one level of this development, known as “Ahni Kutani”, or the achievement of spiritual balance. The Ahni Kawi represented the “balance between the spiritual forces that shaped and guided the human spirit on its journey and development through life in preparation for entry into the spirit world.” Of course, being a member of the Ahni Kawi didn’t mean you were limited to that level of development, just that your clan was responsible for that level and its rituals and ceremonies. But all clans participated in each of the clan’s ceremonies equally and strove to achievement all seven levels of development in their life.
The Clan Color for the Ani Kawi is Brown and their wood is Oak. Flag is purple with yellow stars.