cherokee indian project?

hi, in my social studies class(8th grade) we were assigned a project where we had to create our own indian artifact, i was assigned the cherokee indians. i made some pottery and totally forgot about the 3 paragraph explaination/history, in this essay i have to explain the signifigance of the artifact. help! does anyone know anything about cherokee indians, i have googled, tried ask, yahoo search and havent found any thing!