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The Museum of the Cherokee Indian: Ancient History in State-of-the-Art Exhibits

Find out why the the Museum of the Cherokee Indian was named a “Best Native American Experience" by USA Today. The museum team worked with Disney to tell the story of the Cherokee from 11,000 years ago to the present, through award-winning exhibits that are as informative as they are moving. 

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A Parade of Color: Cherokee’s 40th Annual Powwow, 4th of July Weekend

A visit to Cherokee's 40th Annual Powwow is like coming home. Thousands attend the annual powwow to enjoy the excitement and tradition featuring spectacular dance performances, traditional arts and crafts, live music, special events, tribal foods, amazing fireworks, and more. World championship dancers compete in full regalia for a chance to win over $60,000 in prize money. See for yourself why this event is described as a "parade of color."

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See Unto These Hills, Under the Stars

There's still time to catch Unto These Hills before the season finale on August 15th. Reserve your tickets today and watch the drama unfold under the stars in the historic Mountainside Theater. Since 1950, over 6 million people have seen the performance, which is one of the most beloved attractions in Cherokee. Unto These Hills follows the story of the Cherokee up through the Trail of Tears, in a stirring performance that combines song, dance, and plenty of action. Mike Crowe, who has acted in the drama for the last 10 seasons, says it's more than a performance, it's a calling. Read on to find out why. 

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Stepping into History at the Oconaluftee Indian Village

The Oconaluftee Indian Village is a living history museum replicating a small Cherokee town in the 1790s. Watch live demonstrations from finger weaving, beadwork, basket weaving, making weaponry--including the ever-popular blowgun demonstration--and more, plus catch one of two live dances performed daily. Find out for yourself why the Village was awarded another Certificate of Excellence based on outstanding customer reviews. You have until November 7th to catch the action. 

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Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual: Celebrating 70 Years and Over 250 Artists

Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, the nation's oldest Native American arts cooperative, turns 70 this year! See the masterful work of over 250 artists showcasing the finest handmade baskets, pottery, weaving, carvings, jewelry, and more. From award-winning, world-renowned artists to up-and-coming Third Generation members, the craft traditions on display go back over 11,000 years--a living legacy of Cherokee creation. 

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