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Cherokee is a minor character from Jack London's "White Fang".

Background[]

Being a minor character, very little is known about Cherokee. He is an unusually large Bulldog who has a strong (yet blubbery) build. It is hinted in the novel that Cherokee was in fact the first Bulldog to be transported to Klondike (which is the novels main setting).

The Clash with Fang[]

Upon becoming a vicious fighting dog, White Fang mercilessly kills several dogs and animals (including a lynx). Running out of competitors, he is soon faced to battle Cherokee.

Initially, the two animals are hesitant to attack each other, as they appear to display confusion and nervousness. However, the curiosity between the two opponents soon diminishes as Cherokee makes the first strike by attempting to lunge at White Fang. Already anticipating Cherokee's assault, White Fang effectively reacts by narrowly evading Cherokee's attack. Although White Fang manages to partially injure him by wounding his neck and slashing off his back ear, Cherokee gains the upper hand and critically wounds White Fang by sinking his sharp and thick teeth into his neck.

From there on, the feisty Bulldog would have easily killed White Fang if the fight had not been disrupted by Weedon Scott, a young and sincere miner who rescued White Fang at the last moment. Though not stated directly, it is presumed that Cherokee was transported back to his home place.

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