Eastern Trails Museum hosts Cherokee Day on Sept. 22

BY STAFF REPORTS
09/19/2018 08:00 AM
VINITA – The Eastern Trails Museum will host a day of traditional Cherokee art, music and more on from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 22.

Cherokee Day will begin with opening remarks by Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Tribal Councilor Victoria Vazquez. The family friendly event will also feature live music and cultural demonstrations from Cherokee National Treasures.

“We are proud to partner again with the Eastern Trails Museum to celebrate Cherokee culture with this community,” Hoskin said. “Our culture is thriving, and it’s an exciting time to be Cherokee. This celebration is a wonderful opportunity for us to educate and entertain visitors while sharing the rich history, culture and art of the Cherokee people.”

The event also includes a book signing for the recently released “Cherokee Nation: A History of Survival, Self Determination and Identity.”

Spanning more than four centuries, the narrative emphasizes individual leadership, the struggle for internal unity and the fight against the forces that attempted to destroy the sovereignty of the Cherokee Nation.

Cultural demonstrations include clay sculptures and pottery, loom weaving, wood carving, flint knapping, basket weaving and a language presentation. The event will also include performances by the Cherokee Adult Choir.

The museum is at 215 W. Illinois Ave. For more information, visit www.EasternTrailsMuseum.com.

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