Free Day with Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Date(s) – Nov 03 2018
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

To celebrate Native American Heritage Month, Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home will host a Free Day with Cherokee storytelling and portrayals of historical figures on Saturday, November 3rd from 10am-2pm on the museum campus.

Chieftains is partnering with Dr. Allen Bryant, Associate Professor in the College of Education at Appalachian State University to bring Cherokee culture to our community for this event. Dr. Bryant facilitates a partnership with Cherokee Central Schools to encourage American Indian students on the Qualla Boundary in North Carolina to pursue the field of education, a great need in the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Dr. Bryant will bring several of his Cherokee high school students to northwest Georgia to learn more about their history and promote their culture in our region.

These students will do traditional storytelling as well as portrayals of figures from Cherokee history at the museum during the Free Day on November 3rd that is free and open to the public.  These stories will be told every half hour beginning at 10am the day of the program.