Thousands attend CHC Ancient Cherokee Days

BY ROGER GRAHAM
Multimedia Producer – @cp_rgraham
10/05/2018 01:30 PM
Video with default Cherokee Phoenix Frame
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School children from Oklahoma and Arkansas learn about Cherokee games and culture at the Cherokee Heritage Center’s annual “Ancient Cherokee Days” event held on Oct. 4 and 5 in Park Hill. ROGER GRAHAM/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Main Cherokee Phoenix
School children from Oklahoma and Arkansas learn about Cherokee games and culture at the Cherokee Heritage Center’s annual “Ancient Cherokee Days” event held on Oct. 4 and 5 in Park Hill. ROGER GRAHAM/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
PARK HILL – More than 2,000 school children and their teachers along with some parents traveled to the Cherokee Heritage Center’s annual “Ancient Cherokee Days” event held on Oct. 4 and 5 in Park Hill.

The diverse group of students learned about Cherokee cultural games like stickball, marbles and chunky as well as Cherokee arts including pottery making and finger weaving. Flint knapping and story telling was taught by National Treasures Noel Grayson and Robert Lewis.

CHC education Director Tonia Weavel was pleased with the number of students who attended.

“We want these children to be aware of the culture,” said Weavel. “That it existed in 1710, and to know that it continues to exist today in our modern times.”

The Cherokee Phoenix covered the event and produced the following highlight video.
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