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History Lesson: Native American Heritage History Month

November is Native American Heritage month, which initially began as a day of recognition and expanded to a month. This is fitting since the Thanksgiving holiday also takes place during this month...

November 7, 2013

What's a Syllabary?

Sequoyah, a Cherokee Indian with ties to Georgia and Oklahoma, created a system of writing for an unwritten language in 1819. Eventually Sequoyah devised what’s known as a syllabary. Within...

April 17, 2009

The Myths and Legends of the Cherokee People

Native Americans used stories, many still told today, to explain the unknowable and to help them understand the world. Because they believed that everything in nature had life, even rocks, clouds,...

July 26, 2008

Trickle Down Culture: Native American Traditions

Cherokee stone carver Freeman Owle, Cherokee potter Amanda Swimmer, and Driver Pheasant, a storyteller, explain how prehistoric cultures taught their art and stories to the next generation, passing...

July 26, 2008

Green Corn, Native Gold

Diamond Brown, a Cherokee dancer, describes how corn is the foodstuff responsible for prehistoric Native Americans flourishing in Georgia. Through interviews, reenactments, and visits to significant...

July 26, 2008

Tragedy in Georgia: The Trail of Tears

Mavis Doering, Ramona Bear Taylor, and Creek Indian Jay McGirt recall Cherokee Indians being rounded up by U.S. soldiers under the command of Gen. Winfield Scott and herded into stockades for the...

July 22, 2008

New Echota: Capital of the Cherokee Nation

Ranger Frankie Mewborn guides visitors on a tour of the New Echota Historic Site in Gordon County, which preserves what is left of the Cherokee capital. In 1835 Cherokee leaders signed the Treaty of...

July 22, 2008