No, you are not part Cherokee.
Meagan Day

Great article.

Having grown up in North Georgia it was a joke that anyone you ask would say they were half Cherokee and half “Irish” (Scots-Irish) even if their name was DiLorenzo or Housman.

It’s part of the mystique of the hills, and you’re right, a very key part in establishing family history and ties to the area.

People who are ignorant of their own family histories try to cling to something as an identifier. It’s why we have kilt wearing bagpipers take pride of place in St. Patrick’s Day parades.