Destiny Hope Cyrus
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Date of Birth:
November 23, 1992
What Race or Ethnicity:
Scottish, Irish, English, French, Welsh, Dutch and Cherokee Indian
And I’m like, ‘Dad, I’m not that Cherokee.’ He wants me to take care of the environment and look at hybrid cars. I’m stoked, that’s awesome, especially with the price of gas. I want to spray paint it. I want to rock out my car. I want to get my car pimped out.’”
Comment: The last posting lists Cyrus's ancestors by name but not by ethnicity.
The answer to the title question is: No, Miley Cyrus is not Cherokee. Like Johnny Depp, she's a non-Indian with a small amount of Indian "blood."
As you can see in the photo, Miley is trying to be all tribal with her necklace, leather bands, and turquoise beads. And we know she loves dreamcatchers and Pocahontas.
What's sad is that none of these things have anything to do with the Cherokee. Even the wannabes in the 200-plus unrecognized "Cherokee tribes" learn some of their ancestors' language and culture. But Miley apparently has no knowledge of or interest in her actual Cherokee roots.
Instead, she's mashing up a bunch of generic and stereotypical images to make herself seem Indian. Which is exactly what an Indian wannabe does.