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Wednesday, 03 June 2015 16:08

New interactive Cherokee history program

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“Cherokee Friends,” Ani-Tsalagi Digali, is an exciting new program that will expand on visitors’ experiences within the community of Cherokee.

They will offer free programs for visitors and will be available for longer programs for groups who schedule a “Cherokee Experience” through the museum. Their talks and demonstrations will include dance, storytelling, history, carving, making fire, the chunkey game, use of the atlatl and more. They will be available to answer visitors’ questions about Cherokee cultural attractions, golf, fishing, and special events. 

The Friends were selected for their ability to work with the public and their knowledge of the culture. The Museum provided further training in archaeology, history, anthropology, and folklore, and provided access to Archives and Collections for research by the group. In addition, they learned skills like making fire with a bow drill, and created their own moccasins. They are dressed in the Cherokee style of the 1700s. 

They will be scheduled in the Museum Lobby and on stages at the Welcome Center, Saunooke Village and the Horseshoe in downtown Cherokee. Dates and times will be posted on the Museum website at, and on the museum’s Facebook page. The program is funded by the Cherokee Preservation Foundation and the Museum of the Cherokee Indian.

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