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Qualla Arts and Crafts: Gift Inspiration for the Holidays

The holidays are right around the corner, and there’s no better place to shop for unique gifts in Cherokee than at Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual. Whether you’re looking for a beautiful souvenir or a gift for someone special, Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual has the best selection of traditional Cherokee baskets, pottery, jewelry, beadwork, wood and stone carvings, and more, all made by independent artists in the area.

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Experience Lights & Legends: A Bright & Merry Time

This holiday season, bring your family and friends to a special event in Cherokee, NC, that will delight and inform guests of all ages. Open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays, from December 2–31, Lights & Legends takes place on the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds, 545 Tsali Blvd. (There will be no event on December 23–24.) Hours are 5–10 p.m. each night.

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Native American Heritage Day at Cherokee Museum Offers Free Activities for Everyone

While the official Native American Heritage Day falls on the Friday after Thanksgiving, we are celebrating early in Cherokee, NC. On Saturday, November 12, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian will host a day of fun activities from Cherokee traditions. 

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Charles George, American Hero: Statue Unveiling as Part of Veterans Day Celebration

Charles George was a Cherokee-born American hero who sacrificed his life in the Korean War to save his fellow American soldiers. This Veterans Day, November 11th, as part of a special celebration, there will be an unveiling of a bronze life-size statue of Charles George at the Veterans Memorial Park in Cherokee, NC, with a light lunch to follow in the Cherokee exhibit hall. Click to read the full schedule of events. 

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Mike Crowe: Preserving Cherokee Culture with the Cherokee Friends

Learn about the Cherokee Friends, a program comprised of tribal members operating out of the Museum of the Cherokee Indians, who are experts in their culture and history. Cherokee Friends specialize in storytelling, oral history, historical Native American dress, and traditional Cherokee song and dance, and provide free demonstrations and open Q&As in and around Cherokee, NC. 

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