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Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage...

November 6, 2015

Ocmulgee Mysteries & History | Refugees In GA | Harbingers of Failure

Thousands of years of history rest at Macon’s Ocmulgee National Monument. Its ties with the community and Native Americans are deep, but do Georgians know the real history? Plus a photography...

July 13, 2015

John Ross, Father of the Cherokee Nation

From 1828 to 1860, the Cherokee people were led by the remarkable Native American John Ross. Ross presided over the birth of Cherokee Nation, the removal of his people from their homeland, and the...

May 29, 2009

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

Mary Musgrove, Colonial Go-Between

Known as Coosaponakeesa by the Creek Indians, Mary Musgrove’s mixed heritage, linguistic skills, and intimate knowledge of native culture made her a unique and influential character in early...

March 23, 2009

Anatomy of a Land Grab

Robbie Ethridge, a University of Georgia graduate student, Dr. Ray Rensi of North Georgia College, Bill Kinsland, owner of the Hometown Bookstore in Dahlonega, and University of Georgia professor Dr...

July 26, 2008