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The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is co-hosting Cherokee Days in Washington D.C. at the Native American Smithsonian. Join us for a three day event to experience the story of three nations and one Cherokee story.
Join the livestream at https://cherokeedays.com/
Cherokee, NC 28719
Oral tradition holds that Cherokee people once lived on an island that erupted in fire, and they fled to what is now North America. Over thousands of years, Cherokee people have existed as a distinct people, unified in their tribal family. Through times of peace and times of war, Cherokee people have held to their identity.
Today, there are three federally recognized branches of Cherokee people: Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians. Each tribe, while wholly unique, shares a past, language, culture and traditions.
From the resurrection of the spoken language in schools to recreating ancient rituals to holding annual tri-council meetings, the three Cherokee tribes are committed to preserving and promoting their history and culture to ensure they survive for future generations.