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, June 02, 2005

Heritage Center Artist at Smithsonian

Cherokee National Treasure and Heritage Center employee Kathy Van Buskirk just completed a turtle-design, honeysuckle basket for inclusion in the traveling exhibit, “Carriers of the Culture.” This exhibit will be on the road for 2 years, and in 2006 will be at the Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. Kathy's basekt and the exhibit will also be shown at the Red Earth festival in Oklahoma City. Carriers of the Culture is a western Cherokee basketry design group, funded in part from Michigan State University. The project is designed to show contemporary arts and activities among western Cherokees. There will be other baskets by basket weavers such as Peggy Brennan, along with young artists such as Kristin Smith, who was Miss Cherokee in 2003.


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