The Cherokee Indians of the southwestern states of America have an oral tradition which tells of ‘star people’ coming to earth from the Pleiades and settling on five islands in the Atlantic known as Elohi Mona. Following the destruction of these islands the survivors migrated to the Americas. A popular Cherokee author, Dhyani Ywahoo, is noted in an online forum(a) to have understood Elohi Mona to be a reference to Atlantis.
>John Fuhler published a paper on the Edgar Cayce website charting the origins of the Cherokee people without any reference to the Pleiades. However, Fuhler does ‘enrich’ his article with inserts from relevant Cayce readings!
“From the emigration of the Cherokee ancestors out of Atlantis some 12,000 years ago until 1540 CE, the time of European contact, the Cherokee had travelled thousands of miles. The Cherokee are cousins of the Iroquois, also known as the Haudenosaunee, whom the readings state are the pure descendants of the Atlanteans (Reading 1219-1).
The Proto-Iroquoians and the Proto-Cherokee had a disagreement that caused the tribes to part ways: the Iroquois went north, and the Cherokee went south. But the thread of the Cherokee migration history can readily be discerned in the readings. And the Cherokee can claim equal status with the Iroquois as descendants of the Atlanteans.”(b)<
It occurs to me that if the survivors were migrating after a catastrophe they would in all probability head for the nearest landmass, suggesting that Elohi Mona was located in the western Atlantic and could conceivably have been the then more extensive Caribbean lands that were flooded by the rising sea levels following the end of the last Ice Age.
Charla Jean Morris, a journalist of Cherokee and Choctaw extraction has written From the First Rising Sun which deals with the traditions of the Cherokee people regarding their origins. They claim to have come to mainland America from those islands in the Atlantic off the coast of South America. Morris identifies these with Atlantis. She also discusses the Cherokee Flood Myths and compares them with the Genesis accounts.