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Museum of the Cherokee Indian

Cherokee, NC, United States
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The Museum of the Cherokee Indian is a great place to spend a couple of hours to get a better understanding on how the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians remained on the reservation in Cherokee, NC. The exhibits are very informative and they have several artifacts to view as well. The museum is located in the heart of the town and is easy to spot by the incredible wooden Native American statue made from a redwood tree from California. The tears on the statue represent the beginning of the Trail of Tears which starts in this area. Make the time to see this museum if in the area.
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Culture and experiences

Unto These Hills, Outdoor Drama
The drama is another important cultural experience for the Cherokee people and it is good to view after visiting the museum
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
The Museum is a great place to get a better understanding of the Cherokee culture

Points of interest

Oconaluftee Indian Village
The village is just up the road and gives you a good feel for the way the Cherokee people lived
The museum is one of the top attractions in Cherokee


Sassy Sunflowers Bakery & Cafe
This is a really good spot to grab food and a coffee after visiting the museum

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