Tsalagi Touring Program

Tsalagi Touring Program The program is to educate. Bring a better understanding of our culture and history. From crafts to dances and teaching about things they do not know.
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Today, through our Tsa-la-gi (Cherokee) Touring Program we can bring a truly Cherokee experience to you. This is a unique way that your community, school, civic or social group, historical society, event or festival can provide audiences with a glimpse into the history and culture of the Cherokee People. Craft Demonstrations include Beadwork, Basketry, Pottery, Finger Weaving, Weaponry and Woodcarving. Using centuries old techniques our demonstrators rekindle the ancient arts and crafts of their ancestors. We display our craftwork and give a brief explanation of how each one is made, from the supplies and history to the modern uses of them today. Traditional dances of the Cherokee were used for social gatherings. Social dances reflect the Cherokee connection with the natural world through colorful dances such as the Bear, Buffalo, Quail, Horse and Beaver Dance. Our dancers have performed these dances for many audiences and always enjoy themselves and want the audience to enjoy it as well.

Mission: The Touring Program is moving in a forward direction to help you learn more about our culture. So many people have a perception of our culture but what better way to correct them than to have a better teach those who do not know.

It's a great day for ducks at the Historical office!
03/03/2020

It's a great day for ducks at the Historical office!

Free Winter Lecture Series at Sequoyah Birthplace Museum     The Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, located at 576 Highway 360 ...
02/21/2020

Free Winter Lecture Series at Sequoyah Birthplace Museum

The Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, located at 576 Highway 360 in Vonore, is the state’s only tribally-owned historical site. It was built to honor the Cherokee Sequoyah, who in 1821 created a Syllabary, or way of reading and writing the Cherokee language.

The Museum is hosting a free lecture series that delves into a variety of Cherokee topics.

Sunday February 23, from 2 to 3 p.m., Dawn Arneach, Interim Director of the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Dawn will share about Genealogy in general, how to get started, if looking for Cherokee ancestry what resources there are. She has been with the MCI for over 6 years. She started doing genealogy in 2002, while working at the tribe’s newspaper, The Cherokee One Feather. She also does storytelling, she has shared the storytelling stage with her father Lloyd Arneach Sr. at several storytelling venues.

The museum, located on Tellico Lake, features exhibits from various periods of Cherokee occupation in the Tennessee Overhill area. Its gift shop offers for sale many Cherokee and Native American crafts, jewelry, and books on Cherokee history and culture.

These lectures are free and open to the public and are sponsored in part by TN Arts Commission and Sequoyah Birthplace Museum. For more information or in case of inclement weather in both TN and NC check our page and website at www.sequoyahmuseum.org or contact the museum at 423-884-6246.

For more information about the Oconaluftee Indian Village or Unto These Hills please visit: www.cherokeehistorical.org

02/10/2020
Cherokee One Feather

Former Unto These Hills Director, Eddie Swimmer, honored!
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Eddie Swimmer, shown dancing in the video, was honored at the 30th Annual World Hoop Dance Championship at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ on Sunday, Feb. 9. Swimmer, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians from the Big Cove Community, won the inaugural contest and was honored on Sunday by former World Champions. (Video by Richard Bird)

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02/07/2020
Native Voices Appoints DeLanna Studi As New Leader

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The Autry announced today the appointment of DeLanna Studi (Cherokee) as the new Co-Artistic Director of Native Voices. As the only Equity theatre company dedicated exclusively to developing and producing new work by Native American artists, Studi's hiring furthers the theatre company's commitment t...

01/29/2020
OsiyoTV

http://ow.ly/4Wfv50y61yk

On this episode, meet Cherokee Nation citizen Debra Wheaton who uses horse therapy as a way to help people heal; learn about powwow culture and how it has become a part of Cherokee tradition, and we take a look back at legendary musician Tommy Allsup and his influence on many genres of music.

Sequoyah Birthplace Museum-Basket Weaving ClassJoin us on Saturday, February 22nd at Sequoyah Birthplace Museum for a Ba...
01/22/2020

Sequoyah Birthplace Museum-Basket Weaving Class

Join us on Saturday, February 22nd at Sequoyah Birthplace Museum for a Basket Weaving Class. The cost of the class is $50 a person materials included. Space is limited so call 423-884-6246 to register.

Mary Welch Thompson will be teaching the class. Mary Thompson, and her daughter weave traditional Cherokee baskets, using river cane and natural dyes in their single and double woven baskets and cane mats. The knowledge and skill needed to create the double weave baskets was almost lost. They also weave white oak and honeysuckle baskets, and they use reed splits in some of the baskets as well. The method used to split river cane, strip the outer layer, trim and scrape the split then dye the splits consumes the majority of time involved in weaving a basket. Their prize winning basketry has been juried, exhibited and published in “ALL THINGS CONSIDERED VI” sponsored by the National Basketry Organization & hosted by the Fuller Craft Museum, Boston Mass. All are members of the Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, Inc. and Mary has commissioned works at the University of S. Alabama, Mobile.
Sequoyah Birthplace Museum: 576 Hwy. 360, Vonore, (423) 884-6246

Our next stop on the audition trail for "Unto These Hills" is Memphis and Unified Professional Theater Auditions.https:/...
01/20/2020

Our next stop on the audition trail for "Unto These Hills" is Memphis and Unified Professional Theater Auditions.
https://upta.org/

01/16/2020
OsiyoTV

http://ow.ly/qTkh50xU7I9

On this episode, meet Cherokee Nation citizen Debra Wheaton who uses horse therapy as a way to help people heal; learn about powwow culture and how it has become a part of Cherokee tradition, and we take a look back at legendary musician Tommy Allsup and his influence on many genres of music.

Here is a great podcast from Duke University about American democracy. The first episode is about Cherokee and tradition...
01/13/2020
Rich Man's Revolt

Here is a great podcast from Duke University about American democracy. The first episode is about Cherokee and traditional Cherokee governance. Some of our own including Davy Arch, Barbara Duncan and Karen George are interviewed.

http://www.sceneonradio.org/rich-mans-revolt/

#sceneonradio

In the American Revolution, the men who revolted were among the wealthiest and most comfortable people in the colonies. What kind of revolution was it, anyway? Was it about a desire to establish democracy—or something else? By producer/host John Biewen with series collaborator Chenjerai Kumanyika

CherokeeAdventure
10/17/2019

CherokeeAdventure

PHOTO FLASH! We open TONIGHT and we are so excited to share these epic photos by Curtis Brown! Join this wickedly delightful cast for a haunted evening in Mountainside Theatre that you won't want to miss! Now through November 3rd. bit.ly/BCESleepyCherokee #CurtisBrownPhotography #BCESleepyCherokee

Unto These Hills
09/28/2019

Unto These Hills

Hold onto your heads! The Horseman rides through Mountainside Theatre in just THREE weeks! Do you have your tickets yet? bit.ly/BCESleepyCherokee #BCESleepyCherokee

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Tsali Blvd
Cherokee, NC
28719

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

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