The Cherokee men were responsible for protecting their clans from other enemy first nations groups such as the Iroquois, and Seminoles people. They fished in the many surrounding rivers, lakes, and off the nearby shore. But the main job of the Cherokee men was to hunt usually in groups of 6 to 10, large forest and plain animals, primarily deer. The men were responsible for governing the clans although they had to have their wives consent before the y could make any major decisions. Contrary European style, the Cherokee women owned the homes and farms. They were responsible for all the farming and gathering. Women had some jurisdiction about their husbands and could divorce them at any time and for any reason. However women were required to leave the house whenever guests were over.