Anthropologists and historians have two main theories of Cherokee origins. In January , Cherokee murdered a delegation of Muscogee Creek leaders at the town of Tugaloo , marking their entry into the Yamasee War. Another theory is that the Cherokee had been in the Southeast for thousands of years. The constitution has been ratified but the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court is currently deciding what year the constitution officially went into effect. Georgia Cherokee Nation v. The Cherokee considered warfare a polluting activity.