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Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:26

Cherokee language exhibit tours region

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Cherokee language and culture is the focus of a touring exhibit slated to visit ten sites in the region throughout the month of May. The exhibit “Understanding our Past, Shaping our Future” is based largely on excerpts from conversations originally recorded in Cherokee. 

A Cherokee speakers group, organized in cooperation with the Cherokee Language Program at Western Carolina University, met weekly at the Kituwah Academy where members were shown historic photographs and asked to comment on them. These conversations were transcribed, translated, and included on the fifteen panels that make up the exhibit.

The exhibit will be displayed at Swain County Center for the Arts in Bryson City, Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center in Asheville, Oconaluftee Visitor Center in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Cashiers Symposium and Historical Society in Cashiers. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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