The Museum of the Cherokee Indian

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05/10/2020
KYUK

KYUK

As we navigate these times together the spirit of the Y-K Delta remains strong and resilient. Join us in celebrating the power of dance through this video collaboration between KYUK, Pamyua, and everyone who shared their amazing videos!

Stay Healthy, Stay Safe, and Keep Dancing!

Special thanks to everyone else who submitted a video!

Happy Mothers Day
05/10/2020

Happy Mothers Day

Cherokee Preservation Foundation
05/09/2020

Cherokee Preservation Foundation

"During the bitter winter of 1838, 12,000 Cherokees were forced to march over 800 miles from the Appalachians to Oklahoma territory. When it was over, a quarter of them had perished on what has become known as the Trail of Tears. Several hundred Cherokees managed to flee from their homes before the soldiers arrived and, for months, survived. They could not bear to leave the land of their ancestors. They became the Eastern band of the Cherokees, of Snowbird." Their story is told in this documentary from 1995: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyDtu4JxIk0

EBCI Emergency Management
05/09/2020

EBCI Emergency Management

Let us spread some positivity to your news feed.

It has been a great start to this Mother’s Day weekend! Our NRE officers were able to save these ducklings and reunite them with their mom after they had fallen into a water drain near Food Lion Plaza.

They were relocated to a safer location.

Thank you, officers!

OsiyoTV
05/08/2020

OsiyoTV

Did you know: the Weeping Eye mask has appeared in #CherokeeCulture for centuries. They were used to honor Dragging Canoe’s fallen warriors in the 17-year resistance to colonial expansion. They were believed to have the power to protect the wearer from harm during battle. This example is part of #ThePassage at Ross's Landing, Chattanooga, TN and was created by the late #CherokeeNationalTreasure Knokovtee Scott. #OsiyoTV #CherokeeHistory

Principal Chief Richard Sneed
05/08/2020

Principal Chief Richard Sneed

#TBT from our Archives1 - Carol Welch2 - Arsene and Johnson Thompson3 - Front of the Museum
05/07/2020

#TBT from our Archives
1 - Carol Welch
2 - Arsene and Johnson Thompson
3 - Front of the Museum

Cherokee Indian Hospital
05/06/2020

Cherokee Indian Hospital

**May 6-12, 2020 is National Nurses Week**

During this time of unprecedented change and the need for our nurses has risen exponentially, it’s important to recognize these frontline heroes at CIHA and at healthcare facilities across the world. Thank you to all our nurses for everything you do.

Getting Your Family to Use the Cherokee Language at Home
05/06/2020
Getting Your Family to Use the Cherokee Language at Home

Getting Your Family to Use the Cherokee Language at Home

Photo Credit: Our State Magazine How can we increase use of the Cherokee language at home and especially with our young people? Below are some tips for creating intentional time for using the Cherokee language at home with our families. The Cherokee language is currently categorized as endangered ac...

Principal Chief Richard Sneed
05/05/2020

Principal Chief Richard Sneed

Today we honor the lives of missing /murdered Native women. I was honored to have these distinguished ladies by my side today in recognition of Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women.
Thank you to US Department of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt for joining us.

📢The murder rate of Native women is 10x the national average on some reservations. 💔Their disappearances/murders are often connected to domestic violence/sexual assault.

#MMIWGActionNow
#NoMoreStolenSisters #MMIWG

Cherokee One Feather
05/05/2020

Cherokee One Feather

2019-20 Junior Miss Cherokee Nevayah Panther is shown wearing red face paint and shirt in honor of National Awareness Day for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. She is remembering her great aunt, Luci Ann Wildcatt. (Photo contributed)

Interior Secretary visits Cherokee; delivers masks and tours testing site - The Cherokee One Feather
05/05/2020
Interior Secretary visits Cherokee; delivers masks and tours testing site - The Cherokee One Feather

Interior Secretary visits Cherokee; delivers masks and tours testing site - The Cherokee One Feather

U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt visited the Qualla Boundary on Tuesday, May 5. While there, he checked out the coronavirus (COVID-19) mobile testing site for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) and also visited Cherokee Central Schools where he helped box up meals f...

Cherokee Nation
05/04/2020

Cherokee Nation

Looking for a fun activity this Monday afternoon? Check out the “Crane and Hummingbird” activity book brought to you by Cherokee Nation Education. This activity book is full of coloring pages and puzzles, and is a perfect way to learn some Cherokee words!

Download and print the full activity book from home at the link below ⬇️
https://language.cherokee.org/media/ho4mkkj5/06-crane-and-hummingbird.pdf

Irish dig deep to support virus-hit native Americans, repaying 150-year-old debt
05/04/2020
Irish dig deep to support virus-hit native Americans, repaying 150-year-old debt

Irish dig deep to support virus-hit native Americans, repaying 150-year-old debt

Donations to native American tribes who have been badly hit by the coronavirus crisis are flooding in from Ireland as they repay a debt dating back to the 19th-century potato famine. At least 41 people have fallen victim to Covid-19 in the Navajo nation, with the spike in cases partly attributed to....

SGI @SewTsalagi for the masks for the staff of the Museum for when we reopen :) You are awesome!!!
05/04/2020

SGI @SewTsalagi for the masks for the staff of the Museum for when we reopen :) You are awesome!!!

05/04/2020
Glad people at the Cherokee Indian Hospital got this wonderful donation from Atomic Carrots, Thank you Nora
05/03/2020

Glad people at the Cherokee Indian Hospital got this wonderful donation from Atomic Carrots, Thank you Nora

Major thanks to Museum Director Dawn Arneach from the Museum of the Cherokee Indian for being the point of contact for these shield donations to a hospital in North Carolina! Any #dentists or #dentalhygienist out there needing a face shield, we have them in our online retail store. Purchase of our face shields allows us to donate to vulnerable communities.

Some old photos, just sharing. Museum display, and a photo from 1976 of the Snowbird Clinic.
05/02/2020

Some old photos, just sharing. Museum display, and a photo from 1976 of the Snowbird Clinic.

05/01/2020
Kituwah Preservation & Education Program

Kituwah Preservation & Education Program

"Blackberry Winter" Jonah Wolfe reminding us of the old signs. Wait the green on the mountain tops. Don't plant too something's too early. May 15th is a good time. And a whole lot more...great words-great knowledge! Sgi Jonah

Cherokee One Feather
05/01/2020

Cherokee One Feather

05/01/2020
Kituwah Preservation & Education Program

Kituwah Preservation & Education Program

We got a little bored so we started playing ᏎᎷ a lot. Lucky us, before all this virus happened, we created some online games. Here is our Bingo game at
https://hsfrancis.github.io/Bingo/index.html
Game works on Chrome browser, so no promise for any other browser. You'll need cards; there are plenty of bingo card generators out there.

I'll run through the some of the other games over the next couple of days.

#TBT from the Andy Lett photo collection from Laura Walkingstick.... if anyone knows who this is please send us his name...
04/30/2020

#TBT from the Andy Lett photo collection from Laura Walkingstick.... if anyone knows who this is please send us his name, Sgi.

04/30/2020
Kituwah Preservation & Education Program

Kituwah Preservation & Education Program

Thanks to ᏗᏕᏲᎲᏍᎩ ᎪᎳᏅ ᎦᏃᎯᎵᏙᎯ we have a great corpus of Cherokee language that we can research and present. Here is a short study we conducted. We searched for "I want" in the corpus and then focused on the forms with an Infinitive Verb Complement conjugated in the Second Person Singular. Let us know what you think.

When will the Smokies reopen? Cherokee plays a part
04/29/2020
When will the Smokies reopen? Cherokee plays a part

When will the Smokies reopen? Cherokee plays a part

Reopening the Great Smoky Mountains National Park during the COVID-19 pandemic involves Tennessee, North Carolina, and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

Cherokee Central Schools
04/28/2020

Cherokee Central Schools

Cherokee One Feather
04/28/2020
Cherokee One Feather

Cherokee One Feather

Nolan Arkansas, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, examines Cherokee agriculture in this thought-provoking commentary. "As we reap the seeds our ancestors sowed, we might come to understand the past is our best medicine."

As most are staying home and doing things around the house, we wanted to share some photos of things we have held here a...
04/28/2020

As most are staying home and doing things around the house, we wanted to share some photos of things we have held here at the Museum - and we hope to offer more workshops once we reopen again. Stay safe and well.

Cherokee One Feather
04/27/2020

Cherokee One Feather

#NationalTellAStoryDay Lloyd Arneach Sr., an elder of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians from the Yellowhill Community, tells a story during the 20th Annual Cherokee Voices Festival at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian on June 10, 2017. He has told stories nationwide and has authored a book, "Long-Ago: Stories of the Eastern Cherokee", and recorded a CD, "Can You Hear the Smoke?". (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather photo)

EBCI Cooperative Extension Center
04/27/2020

EBCI Cooperative Extension Center

Part 1 of Sewing 101 starts tomorrow here on Facebook Live starting at 2 PM.

No handout needed for this class.

Embrace culture and tradition.  Check out this Vogue article about Kiowa artist, Keri Ataumbi.  Excited to see so many I...
04/26/2020
SWAIA - Santa Fe Indian Market

Embrace culture and tradition. Check out this Vogue article about Kiowa artist, Keri Ataumbi. Excited to see so many Indigenous artists getting this kind of recognition!

Keri Ataumbi ❤️ Ataumbi Metals

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She was an amazing woman. A role model for all.
Kudos for your proactive stance on this virus - sorry I'll miss the Heritage Day this Saturday, but you'll make up for it in the future. With the Cherokee's honor of the elderly, this is a natural thing to do to protect them and the rest of your people. 🙂 Good going. See ya later.
Jarrett Wildcatt's storytelling and flute music were awesome today. Went to see Celtic Woman at Harrah's Friday night and stopped by the museum for Heritage Day Saturday morning. We always enjoy our visits there, and I have learned so much about the Cherokee since retiring to WNC six years ago.
Could you tell me who may have craved this PC. Of stone
Welcome Center downtown Cherokee, so happy to see my friends... Cherokee Friends😊😊😊😊😊😊
Great place to visit and look at the history of the Cherokee Indian. Very moving and educational.
Come join us at the Museum today.
Cherokee Friends out shooting blowguns in front of the Museum
Finished writing another poem. This one is about the town of Cherokee and the proud people that call it home. Proud to have part of them flowing in my veins. Anyway here is the poem: Cherokee Nestled in the foothills of the Smokies The small town called Cherokee lies A place rich in folklore and tradition Where the spirit of the Cherokee cries A people forced from their homeland Had to walk a trail of many tears A remnant stayed in defiance Boldly facing their many fears Their descendants remain here today A proud heritage that continues on Breached by relentless modernization While remembering times bygone Not confined to the Qualla Boundary Their blood runs through many veins Keeping alive the spirit of the Cherokee All throughout America’s Great Plains. Written by Michael Tollison 03/25/2019
I have just acquired Living Stories of the Cherokee. It is a fantastic book, a must read. The introduction is so informative and a great read, as for the collection of stories, written in such style, is a treasure to be treasured for all time.
Call for papers "Bringing Light to the Dark: Visual Sovereignties in Contemporary Indigenous Art of the Americas" July 19th and 20th, 2019 Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England "Beyond the Spectacle: Native North American Presence in Britain", an AHRC funded research project at the Universities of East Anglia and Kent, is issuing a call for papers for a two-day academic symposium. This symposium will mark the end of the summer residency of Kwakwaka’wakw mixed media artist, Sonny Assu, at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, and the opening of an exhibition of his work. "Bringing Light to the Dark" takes its title from Sonny Asssu’s commentary on his own work, which so often explores Indigenous art as a response to settler colonialism, and its role in asserting Native sovereignty in the face of government suppression of Indigenous cultural production. Sonny Assu will deliver a keynote lecture. We are inviting papers of approximately 20 minutes in length on the study of Native North American art and its long history of engagement with Native activism, identity, and sovereignty. Of particular interest are papers that engage with Beyond the Spectacle’s core remit to study the history of Native presences in Britain, including in the fields of history, literature, anthropology and other associated disciplines. Please send abstracts (300 words maximum) with title and 100 word biography to: [email protected] by 25th April 2019 Successful applicants will be notified in the week following this date.
I have 2 questions please. 1: What is the status of the mailing of the current Journal to Museum members? And 2: What is the status of the drawing for Beloved Man Jerry Wolfe's ballsticks? 🤔 Thank you.