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Posts from May 2020

Celebrating 70 Years of Unto These Hills: Actors Reflect

Even though the production of Unto These Hills is cancelled this year due to COVID-19, 2020 still marks 70 years of celebrating Unto These Hills. As one of the oldest running outdoor dramas in the United States, Unto These Hills remains one of the most popular and beloved attractions in Cherokee. For many of the actors and staff of Unto These Hills, being a part of the production has changed their lives.

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Connecting the Future & Past: Powwow Dance Teacher JaTanna Feather on the Saving Grace of Dance

For Cherokee dance instructor JaTanna Feather, 33, dance keeps her connected to the future as well as the past. She is the owner and lead teacher of Kanohesgi Storyteller Dancers, a nonprofit organization that teaches Cherokee children as young as four how to dance in the traditional Cherokee style and compete in powwows across the nation. 

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Enter the Cherokee Memories Contest for a Chance to WIN $100 to the Museum’s Online Gift Shop

We invite you to share your favorite photos and memories of time spent in Cherokee as part of a Cherokee Memories Contest. As a thank you, we’ll select one winner to receive $100 to the online gift shop of the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Read on for how to enter! 

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In a Time of Social Distancing, Some Powwows Go Online

While social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic persists, a social media movement is connecting native powwow dancers, drummers, vendors, and visitors across the world through online powwows as a way to still bring native people together to perform, share their gifts, and be celebrated.

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