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Posts from October 2018

The Kananesgi Basket and Carving Festival Celebrates Cherokee Artists

The Kananesgi Basket and Carving Festival will celebrate the basket makers, carvers, instrument makers, and weaponry artists of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI), on Saturday, November 3rd, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds. Visitors can meet close to 30 different artists, learn the history of Cherokee baskets, and discover the intricacies of a variety of Cherokee art forms. A marketplace will feature art from participating artists and one-of-a-kind pieces will be available to purchase and take home.

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Heartbeat of Our Tribe: A Look at the 106th Annual Cherokee Indian Fair

Hundreds of guests recently enjoyed the 106th Annual Cherokee Indian Fair in Cherokee, NC—a four-day event celebrating the unique culture and spirit of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. It’s a beloved event filled with arts and crafts, the Miss Cherokee pageants, stickball games, music, rides, and so much more. The theme for the 2018 fair was GA-DU-GI, which means “Heartbeat of our Tribe.” These pictures capture the pulse of the fair celebrations, and offer a glimpse into the rich traditions on display as part of the festivities. We hope you enjoy!

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