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Civilian Conservation Corps
whose hands built roads, trails, bridges,
buildings, campgrounds, and picnic areas in
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.
Oconaluftee Indian Village is an authentic replica of a Cherokee Indian Town of 1750. Here you will see life as it was carried on 200 years ago. Ancient arts of the Red Man such as basket weaving, wood-carving, finger-weaving, pottery, weapon maki…
In 1838, the United States government deported more than 16,000 Cherokee Indian people from their homelands in Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Georgia, and sent them to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). Thousands of Cherokees perished during…
Ani-Gilohi—(Cherokee language translation)
People in this clan wore their hair long. They walked with confidence and were often leaders.
(Cherokee language translation)
CLAN FACTS: Throughout the large ancient Cherokeehomeland of mo…
Principal Chief, Eastern Band of Cherokee, 1880-1891. Led incorporation of Band & centralization of Tribal government on his property, here.
on Southern Boundary Line of lands allotted to the earl of Granville, one of the lords proprietors, in 1743 by the British Crown.
The dividing line between Burke and Rutherford counties ran here until after 1792.
Beginning corner of grants 5…
In Honorof the Civilian Conservation Corps 1933 - 1942
whose hands built roads, trails, bridges, buildings, campgrounds, and picnic areas in Great Smoky Mountains National Park for the benefit and enjoyment of the people. "If you seek their mon…
This statue honoring Sequoyah. The Cherokee genius who invented the Cherokee Alphabet. was sculpted from a single great California Sequoia (Redwood) Log which was donated and shipped by Georgia-Pacific.This is sculptor Peter wolf Toth's 63rd statu…
This park is dedicated to all members of the eastern band of Cherokee Indianswho served honorably in the Armed Forcesof this Great Nation, and especially tothose who died in the effort and toCharles George, the only member of theEastern Band of Ch…
This shop was used by the farmer to make repairs to tools or to forge his own ironwork. Iron could be scarce, so a worn-out horseshoe might become part of a door hinge, as you can see here.
This blacksmith shop was brought here from Cades Cove,…