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Today, members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians continue to honor and cultivate the traditions which have guided their culture for thousands of years. The Qualla Boundary, as it has been known for generations, is a small fragment of the ext…
The Cherokee domain once extended far beyond the distant mountains, but the white man, with broken treaties and fruitless promises, brought trouble to the Indians and caused their banishment to an Oklahoma reservation. A few escaped capture and fl…
Before you lies the massive Plott Balsam Range. On one of its eastern slopes Henry Plott, a German immigrant's son, made his home in the early 1800's. In this game-filled frontier, hunting dogs were a prized possesion. Here Henry Plott and his des…
On February 1, 1865, Col. George Kirk, 2nd North Carolina Mounted Infantry (U.S.), left Newport, Tennessee, with 400 cavalry and 200 infantry for a raid into Haywood County. He passed through the mountains at Mount Sterling, following the Catalooc…
Soco Gap, initial pointof U.S. survey, 1876,of Cherokee Reservation,created through earlierefforts of W. H. Thomas,White Cherokee Chief.
Revolutionary officer,member Congress, 1817~23, where, in "talking forBuncombe" (County), hegave new meaning to theword. Home was 1/2 mi. N.