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.

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.

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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.

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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For more information on our attractions and mission please visit: www.cherokeehistorical.org

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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Tsali Blvd
Cherokee, NC
28719

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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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