Jul
05-13

Life On The Cherokee Reservation In Western North Carolina

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The Cherokee nation is made up of three bands or tribes. While two of them live in Oklahoma, where their ancestors were once forced to move, the Eastern Band still resides near their old ancestral lands in Western North Carolina. The Eastern Cherokee Indian Reservation is located not far from the Great Smoky Mountain National [...]




May
14-13

Things To Do And See In The Cherokee Reservation

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If you visit North Carolina, be sure to visit the Cherokee Reservation. The reservation can be reached by car on a beautiful scenic route through the Great Smoky Mountains. There are numerous lodging choices, including the casino’s hotel. The casino also has a golf course, pool, spa services and a constant concert venue that features [...]




Mar
23-13

How They Escaped The “Trail Of Tears”

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At one time, the Cherokee Nation was 40,000 strong. They were often referred to as one of the “civilized” tribes, and they were allies to the United States during the War of 1812. The Cherokee resisted removal to western territories when the Indian Removal Act was signed into law in 1830. But after 26 years, [...]




Jun
01-12

The People Of The Cherokee Reservation In Western NC

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The people of the Cherokee Indian Reservation in Western North Carolina, also known as the Qualla Boundary or “The Qualla,” are called the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. They are the descendants of those who refused forced relocation by the United States federal government in the 1830s, and of those who escaped and returned to [...]




May
19-12

An Inside Look At Their Oconaluftee Indian Village

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This incredible village is operated by the Cherokee Historical Association and is an educational experienced for those of any age. This guided tour offers a walk back in time to see how the Cherokee lived and adapted to their environment. Through this replica of the 1750s, visitors on the tour will see women making clay [...]




May
16-12

Review Of The Drama, ‘Unto These Hills’

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This is a review of the drama, Unto These Hills, an outdoor historical drama of how the Cherokee ancestors were driven out of the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. This compelling drama will keep you coming back year after year. Unto These Hills first opened on July 1, 1950 and still continues to play at [...]




May
13-12

The History Behind The Cherokee Reservation In Western NC

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Cherokee Indians believe they have always lived in North Carolina. Cherokee is located just outside of Hendersonville, North Carolina. The first Europeans came through the territory where the Cherokee Indians lived in 1540. Cherokee hunters were found with great bows that the Spanish could not even pull back. The arrow shot by the Cherokee Indians [...]




May
12-12

What Visitors Can Find At The Indian Museum In The Reservation

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The Museum of the Cherokee Indian offers a variety of experiences for its visitors. In addition to their permanent exhibits, the museum also has traveling exhibits and sponsors performances. The permanent exhibits offered cover the vast history of the Cherokee people starting with the Paleo Period (11,000 B.C. to 8,000 B.C.) to the Mississippian Period [...]