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Holiday Traditions: Crafts

When “it’s the thought that counts” meets “times are tough,” a natural result is the homemade gift. Personally, I sincerely enjoy a thoughtful, homemade gift and am...

December 10, 2012

Holiday Traditions: The Tree

In the Holiday Traditions: Community post, I mentioned our live Christmas tree. Going to get it is a traditional event that leaves my son clapping and cheering while the tree is hoisted onto the car...

December 5, 2012

Holiday Traditions: Community

Fall is my family’s favorite holiday season, and as such it is full of must-have traditions. We have to go to our favorite pumpkin farm where my son gets to have any pumpkin he can carry (a...

November 30, 2012

Cherokee Myths and Legends

Who doesn’t like a good story? We learn about the world from the stories—real or made up—that describe the experiences of others. Some stories are funny while others are scary or...

July 26, 2008

Native Traditions, Past and Present

How can we know anything about prehistoric cultures when written language did not exist to pass information along to succeeding generations? Cherokees Freeman Owle, a stone carver, Amanda Swimmer, a...

July 26, 2008

Green Corn, Native American Gold

When you bite into a hot, buttered ear of corn you are enjoying food with an ancient history in Georgia. Corn is the foodstuff responsible for prehistoric Native Americans flourishing in Georgia....

July 26, 2008