Cherokee Heritage Center

The Center consists of a living history Cherokee village, a museum, and small township of historical buildings. Dedicated to the perservation of Cherokee culture and history, it is one of the most widely visited Native American sites in Oklahoma.

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Thursday, March 24, 2005

Flat Reed Cherokee Basketry Class

Skilled artisan Peggy Brennan will give instruction on making a traditional flat reed Cherokee basket as part of a series of traditional cultural workshops offered by the Cherokee Heritage Center. This comprehensive workshop is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 2.

Students will learn basic flat reed weaving techniques and receive information on patterns, reed, dyes and Cherokee basketry history. Brennan will share many valuable resources with students wishing to learn more about basket weaving and improve their skill.
Early registration for this workshop is recommended as class size is limited. The $30 fee includes tuition and all materials.

Brennan’s appearance is part of a series of cultural classes offered by the Cherokee Heritage Center. The following classes are: April 16, Beadwork; May 21, Loom Weaving; June 4, Blowgun & Corn Stalk Shoot; June 11, Tear Dress Making; Sept. 17, Round Reed Basketry; Sept. 24, Marbles, Stickball & Chunkey; Oct. 8, Southeastern Pottery; Nov. 2, Flint Knapping & Blowguns; Dec. 3, Gourd Carving.

For registration, or more information, call Tonia Hogner-Weavel at the Cherokee Heritage Center at (918) 456-6007, toll free at (888) 999-6007, or e-mail her at


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