Tribal Chief: Barbara Simeroth
Born in Tupelo, Oklahoma in 1943, Chief Simeroth is 3/4 Cherokee.
maternal grandfather was a full blood Cherokee from Arkansas.
When she was first born, he took her outside, held her up and said, "This is our 'Little Star'.
continues to use the name, Little Star, today.
Chief Simeroth has served as past Yellow Bird Council Secretary, State Board Secretary, and Yellow Bird Council Chief.
In 1996 elected as the State Chief of the Cherokees
of California, she
is very interested in perpetuating Cherokee ceremonies and traditional Ways.
artistic talents, she
creates beautiful beaded pictures.
can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Written for State Chief Barbara Simeroth by her ten year-old granddaughter Ashley Hern.
Chief Simeroth asks if I would act as her Treasurer in 1996.Voted as Chief of the Yellowbird Council of the Cherokees of CA in 1998.