Cherokee Heritage Center hosting annual Indian Territory Days

BY STAFF REPORTS
03/09/2018 08:00 AM
Main Cherokee Phoenix
Students get firsthand experience with cultural arts such as finger weaving at the Cherokee Heritage Center during Indian Territory Days. COURTESY
PARK HILL – Area students have the opportunity to spend an interactive day learning about the Cherokee arts, language and lifestyles of the 1890s on March 28-29 at the Cherokee Heritage Center during Indian Territory Days.

The annual educational event features hands-on learning activities for public, private and home-schooled children grades kindergarten to 12. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., and the event concludes at 2 p.m. each day.

The museum and villages are open for self-directed tours, with demonstrations highlighting the many unique aspects of the time period held throughout the day.

Cultural stations are located throughout the grounds to introduce students to the art of Cherokee pottery making, basket weaving, finger weaving and more. Students are also encouraged to try their hand at cultural games such as blowgun shooting, stickball, marbles and chunkey.

Admission is $5 per student and accompanying adults are $2. School personnel accompanying students are free. Payment can be made to the Cherokee Heritage Center with cash, check, purchase order or credit card. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

For more information or to register your class, call Tonia Weavel at 918-456-6007, ext. 6161, or by email tonia-weavel@cherokee.org.

The CHC is the premier cultural center for Cherokee tribal history, culture and the arts. It is located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive.

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