Thank God for this thread.
I played and beat this game back when it first released but didn't do Cherokee. So I figured I would finish it off today but lost my original save file. It said resume, so I tried that but it just made me start on normal. I was about 5 levels in when I decided to check here. I seen this and saved my game ASAP and went to new game and there it was CHEROKEE.
I'm so glad because even though its been years I didn't want to have to play through this twice just to get it done making for a total of 3 times.