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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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

BBC Scotland Films Documentary at Cherokee Heritage Center

Caledonia TV, a British Broadcasting Company of Scotland, visited the Cherokee Heritage Center Friday, June 3, to capture footage for their upcoming documentary on John Ross and the Five Civilized Tribes during his lifetime. The documentary, titled “Chief Braveheart,” is a historical documentary about Ross who was chief of the Cherokee Indians during the most tumultuous 40 years of the tribe's history.
The four-person camera crew interviewed Chief Chad Smith of the Cherokee Nation, Cherokee Heritage Center Executive Director Richard A. Fields, and Ancient Village interpreter Robert Lewis for their one-hour documentary. The crew also filmed numerous attractions at the Cherokee Heritage Center covering everything from Cherokee history and culture before European contact to the current state of the Cherokee Nation.
Caledonia TV specializes in productions such as documentaries, factual entertainment, history, science, current affairs, arts and education and children’s programs. For more information on the stations productions, visit www.caledonia-tv.com. While editing for “Chief Braveheart” is to be completed by the first of November, the documentary is not yet scheduled to air.
Every year, numerous people visit the Cherokee Heritage Center, in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, to learn more about Cherokee history and culture. The center is home to the Ancient Village, Adams Corner Rural Village, the Trail of Tears exhibit, the Cherokee National Museum, the Cherokee Family Research Center, Cherokee Heritage Tours and the Tsa La Gi Amphitheater, which was named one of America’s most beautiful outdoor theater venues. The center is devoted to the preservation and promotion of Cherokee history and culture through more than 30 annual events, two competitive art shows, various attractions and the highly-acclaimed “Trail of Tears” drama. The wide variety of activities offered help the Cherokee Heritage Center reach its goal of becoming the best, and most visited, tribally specific educational facility in the world.
To learn more about the Cherokee Heritage Center, call (918) 456-6007 or visit the Web site at www.cherokeeheritage.org.

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