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Stepping into History at the Oconaluftee Indian Village

The Oconaluftee Indian Village is a living history museum replicating a small Cherokee town in the 1790s. Watch live demonstrations from finger weaving, beadwork, basket weaving, making weaponry--including the ever-popular blowgun demonstration--and more, plus catch one of two live dances performed daily. Find out for yourself why the Village was awarded another Certificate of Excellence based on outstanding customer reviews. You have until November 7th to catch the action. 

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It Takes a Village: Freddy Wilnoty II Celebrates Cherokee Culture

Freddy Winoty II is a Cherokee native and the lead singer for the dance performances that happen twice daily at the Oconaluftee Indian Village. With a long, rich legacy of art in his family, Freddy has made a name for himself in his own art and performance work. Meet Freddy for yourself and see why he says that his work isn't just about entertaining--it's about living out his Cherokee culture every single day. 

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A Bounty of Goodness: The Cherokee Indian Fair, Oct 6-10

Don't miss the 103rd annual Indian Fair at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds, October 6-10. In addition to food, agricultural competitions, rides, games, and entertainment, there's a little something for everyone, including authentic music, art, dance, and cultural demonstrations like archery, blowgun, and stickball. Tickets are available for purchase at the gate and children 5 and under are admitted for free.  

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Can You ID These 9 Wildflowers in Cherokee, NC?

As the days warm into Spring, we are gifted with so many brightly colored budding wildflowers here in Cherokee, North Carolina. Think you know the wildflowers of the region? Test your knowledge and learn more about these Spring beauties that are popping up in and around Cherokee this time of year.

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10 Must-See Cherokee Powwow Photos

Enjoy these 10 must-see Cherokee powwow photos taken at the recent 4th of July annual Cherokee Powwow event. The annual Cherokee powwow is the biggest powwow on the east coast, awarding winning competitors over $60,000 in prize money. The Cherokee powwow, says organizer Daniel Tramper, is "a celebration of life." 

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