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Saturday, January 13, 2018 (1 events)

Cherokee Heritage Day

Saturday, January 13 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

One Saturday of every month, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Museum of the Cherokee Indian offers a family-friendly fun day of free cultural activities including traditional dancing, storytelling, cultural arts demonstrations, genealogy workshops, hands-on craft workshops and more. Traditional food is available on-site, weather permitting. The Cherokee Friends offer workshops on traditional dancing and cultural arts demonstrations including wampum belt making, moccasin making, stickball stick making, wood carving, fire making, and more. Hands-on workshops are taught by members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and often include making a clay medallion or a traditional Cherokee pot stamped with wooden paddles carved with designs. Different members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians share stories and flute music. Every month includes activities related to that month’s theme. 

Activities are sponsored by the Museum, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Cherokee Preservation Foundation. Regular prices apply to food and to admission to Museum exhibits.

Schedule of Events for April 21
11 a.m.-4 pm: Demonstrations by Richard Saunooke, Michael Crowe
11 a.m.: Pottery Workshop with Jarrett Wildcatt no pottery this day
12 p.m.: Music and Dance with Cherokee Friends this is actually at 3pm
1 p.m.: GIS storymaps with Lamar Marshal highlighting places Cherokee historical events happened during 1700-1840
2 p.m.: Cherokee Storytelling 
3 p.m.: Cheokee music and dance

Monthly Themes
April 21 - Kuwoni (Duck/Bird Month)
May 12 - Anisgvti (Planting Month) 
June 9 - Dehaluyi (Green Corn Moon and Cherokee Voices Festival)
July 14 - Guyegwoni (Corn in Tassel Month)
August 11 - Galoni (End of Fruit Month)
September 8 - Dulisdini (Nut Month)
October 13 -  Duninvdi (Harvest Month)
November 10 - Nvdadegwa (Hunter Month/Big Moon)
December 8 - Vsgiyi (Snow Month)

Sample Trips