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“A Living Language: Cherokee Syllabary & Contemporary Art” — at the Cherokee Museum Until 3/14

A Living Language: Cherokee Syllabary and Contemporary Art is a new art exhibit at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, featuring over 50 works in a variety of media by 30+ Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) and Cherokee Nation artists. Catch it at the Cherokee museum until October 31, 2021. 

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Good Gourd! The Gourd Gathering at Cherokee Returns in July (Fowl Play Expected)

Learn about The Gourd Gathering at Cherokee, happening July 28 through August 1st, 2021 at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds. It is free to come see the gourd art and crafts that will be on display and to shop for gourds and gourd crafting supplies from the vendors. A variety of paid classes led by expert crafters will be available for gourd artists of all skill levels. 

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46th Annual 4th of July Powwow with Fireworks on July 4

If you've never been to a powwow before, it's a unique chance to experience authentic Indian culture in a fun, family-friendly event. The annual Cherokee Powwow is the biggest in the southeast, and you’ll have the chance of a lifetime to see some of the most talented Native American dancers, drummers, and singers perform. Join us! Friday, July 2 to Sunday, July 4, only in Cherokee, NC. 

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The Cherokee Bonfire is Back!

Gather around a crackling fire in Cherokee, NC, and hear stories from the dawn of time. The Cherokee Bonfire is back! This event series is free and open to the public. Happening Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays, 7 to 9 p.m., May 22–September 29, 202.

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Remember the Removal 2021: Meet the Eastern Band Riders Retracing the Trail of Tears on Bicycle

Meet Raylen Bark, Bear Allison, and Drew Johnson, the 2021 Eastern Band Remember the Removal riders. Along with six riders from Cherokee Nation, they are retracing the northern route of the Trail of Tears, traveling over 950-miles on bicycle. (Photo by Bear Allison)

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