Oconaluftee Indian Village

Oconaluftee Indian Village The Oconaluftee Indian Village is a 1750's era representation of how the Cherokee lived.

Once you are at the Village, you will see that it’s more than just a place. It is also a time: 1760. The best way to get there is to un-tether yourself from the world that you know. Turn off your stress. Put your watch in your pocket. Sit under the trees, breathe the pure mountain air, and notice that the only sounds here come from nature. No cars. No blaring TVs. And instead of burnt fossil fuel, the faint tang of wood smoke wafts by on the breeze. Follow it. Embrace it at your own pace. As you step into the Oconaluftee Indian Village, you’re transported back to witness the challenges of Cherokee life at a time of rapid cultural change. This year for the first time, visitors will be able to take self-guided tours to explore the historic events and figures of the 1760's. Visitors can interact with villagers as they participate in their daily activities. The Village also hosts live reenactments, interactive demonstrations, and Hands-On Cherokee Pottery for Kids classes.

06/28/2019
Cherokee Nation

Cherokee Nation

Today the council from the Cherokee Nation, United Keetowah Band of Cherokee Indians and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians gathered on the site of the Kituwah mound in Cherokee,N.C. for the official meeting of Tri-Council. As a special treat, the EBCI Cherokee Warriors opened the ceremony with the traditional war cry and a dance. Take a look!

Mr. Kinsland was one of our Trustees here at Cherokee Historical. He saw every single year's production of "Unto These H...
06/14/2019
Ray Kinsland, “Helper of Young Men”, passes away

Mr. Kinsland was one of our Trustees here at Cherokee Historical. He saw every single year's production of "Unto These Hills" since it opened in 1950. Godspeed, Ray K! You were a friend, mentor, educator, gentleman and leader! We will miss you.

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Ray Kinsland, the man synonymous with helping members of the Cherokee community, especially the youth, passed away on Thursday, June 13.

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06/11/2019

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Cherokee, NC traffic jam...😀

For more information about the Oconaluftee Indian Village or "Unto These Hills," please visit www.cherokeeadventure.com

05/16/2019
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What does it take to be a performer at Unto These Hills? ...gotta be in shape! Every morning starts with strength training.

For more information about our mission or for tickets to Unto These Hills and The Oconaluftee Indian Village, please visit: www.cherokeehistorical.org

The tech crew has moved in and started getting "Unto These Hills" show ready!  The Church and Tsali's Cabin are nearly c...
05/08/2019

The tech crew has moved in and started getting "Unto These Hills" show ready! The Church and Tsali's Cabin are nearly complete and our large speaker array is about to be flown to the truss. See you soon!

For tickets and information please visit: www.cherokeehistorical.org.

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05/07/2019
Franklin leaders OK transfer of ownership of Cherokee historic site to Nikwasi Initiative

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For more information about the Cherokee Historical Association's mission or attractions, please visit: www.cherokeehistorical.org

Franklin Town Council voted Monday night to approve the transfer on the ownership of a historic site known as the Nikwasi mound. The mound is a special gathering place to the Cherokee. The tribe lost control of it 200 years ago in a broken treaty. In 1946, Franklin residents and kids raised money an...

05/03/2019

A couple of elk getting a few snacks before they go see "Avengers Endgame" at the Cherokee Theatre!

For more information about the Cherokee Historical Association's mission and attractions please visit: www.cherokeeadventure.com.

EBCI Remember the Removal Riders
05/01/2019

EBCI Remember the Removal Riders

Riders did the Road to Nowhere, a road in the GSMNP that dead ends after a few miles. It's not a super long out and back but it's a tough one with lots of climbing and quick downhills.

04/26/2019
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Check out the drama getting some spring cleaning a repairs done. Thanks to Robert Lannon at RPL Builiding Services for the footage!

For More information about our mission or attractions please visit: www.CherokeeHistorical.org

04/24/2019
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Lots of work to get the theatre ready for the 70th season of "Unto These Hills." Here is our sound and lighting truss being brought down to be cleaned and refirbished.

Its going to be a great season. Get your tickets here: www.cherokeehistorical.org

Lots of work to get the theatre ready for the 70th season of "Unto These Hills." Here is our sound and lighting truss being brought down to be cleaned and refirbished.

Its going to be a great season. Get your tickets here: www.cherokeehistorical.org

Lots of work going on here in preparation for the "Unto These Hills" season opening on June 1.  Today riggers and engine...
04/23/2019

Lots of work going on here in preparation for the "Unto These Hills" season opening on June 1.

Today riggers and engineers are putting in a new section of truss for our sound and lighting systems.

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04/16/2019
William Holland Thomas - Wikipedia

EBCI Chief Series #2:

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William Holland Thomas (February 5, 1805 – May 10, 1893) was Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (the only white man ever to be a chief of the Cherokee[1]) and was elected as North Carolina state senator, serving from 1848–1860. As a youth, he worked at the trading post at Qu...

Congratulations to the Oconaluftee Indian Village staff!  We open for our 67th season today!  Come join us and spread th...
04/16/2019

Congratulations to the Oconaluftee Indian Village staff! We open for our 67th season today! Come join us and spread the word!

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04/15/2019
Samuel Worcester - Wikipedia

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Samuel Austin Worcester (January 19, 1798 – April 20, 1859), was a missionary to the Cherokee, translator of the Bible, printer, and defender of the Cherokee's sovereignty. He collaborated with Elias Boudinot in the American Southeast to establish the Cherokee Phoenix, the first Native American ne...

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04/14/2019
Worcester v. Georgia - Wikipedia

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Worcester v. Georgia, 31 U.S. (6 Pet.) 515 (1832), was a case in which the United States Supreme Court vacated the conviction of Samuel Worcester and held that the Georgia criminal statute that prohibited non-Native Americans from being present on Native American lands without a license from the sta...

04/13/2019
Cherokee Nation v. Georgia - Wikipedia

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Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, 30 U.S. (5 Pet.) 1 (1831),[1] was a United States Supreme Court case. The Cherokee Nation sought a federal injunction against laws passed by the U.S. state of Georgia depriving them of rights within its boundaries, but the Supreme Court did not hear the case on its merits...

04/12/2019
Cherokee syllabary - Wikipedia

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The Cherokee syllabary is a syllabary invented by Sequoyah to write the Cherokee language in the late 1810s and early 1820s. His creation of the syllabary is particularly noteworthy as he could not previously read any script.[3] He first experimented with logograms, but his system later developed in...

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04/12/2019

Cherokee women making pottery - 1888

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04/09/2019
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Colonel William Penn Adair

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William Penn Adair (1830–1880) was a leader of the Cherokee Nation, an attorney who served in political office both before and after the American Civil War, and as a justice of their court. He entered the Confederate States Army on the promise that the Confederacy would support an Indian state if ...

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04/04/2019
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American Indian Community House presents 'Urban NDNS,' part of their 50th Anniversary Series

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The Cherokee Historical Association, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1948 and is located in the heart of the Cherokee Cultural District in Cherokee NC. Our mission is to “perpetuate and preserve the history and culture of the Cherokee People.”

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