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Posts from October 2016

Charles George, American Hero

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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Register by October 15 for Rumble in the Rhododendron Fly-Fishing Tournament

From October 28–30, the much anticipated fly-fishing competition, Rumble in the Rhododendron, takes place along 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters in Cherokee, NC. In this tagged fly-fishing tournament, two-person teams put their skills to the test for the chance to win a share of $10,000.

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Journey Back in Time at the Oconaluftee Indian Village

The Oconaluftee Indian Village in Cherokee, NC, is so much more than a place. It’s a total experience; a living history museum that allows you to journey back in time and see what life was actually like in a Cherokee village in the 18th century. As soon as you step onto the grounds of the Village, you’re transported to a different place and time. Don't miss your chance to go before the Village closes for the season on November 12th. 

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