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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Monday, October 17, 2005

Students Relive Cherokee History at Ancient Cherokee Days



Hundreds of students recently had the opportunity to become part of Cherokee history during Ancient Cherokee Days, Oct. 13 and 14 at the Cherokee Heritage Center. Designed for Kindergarten through 12th grade students, Ancient Cherokee Days provides an excellent venue for a school field trip that is both educational and entertaining.

This children’s festival, sponsored by the Flint Foundation, gave children the opportunity to experience Cherokee life in the 1500s.

“Events such as Ancient Cherokee Days and Indian Territory Days, offered in the Spring, give children a better sense of Cherokee culture and expand beyond the Trail of Tears story,” said Cherokee Heritage Center Education Director, Tonia Hogner-Weavel. “It is a great way for students to experience the rich history, but most importantly to see Cherokee culture alive and
thriving in today’s world.”

Participants of Ancient Cherokee had the opportunity to participate in cultural activities such as blowgun shooting, stickball, chunkey, Cherokee language, Southeastern art projects and storytelling.

In addition to these events, students took advantage of the many permanent features at the Cherokee Heritage Center, including the Ancient Village, Adam’s Corner Rural Village, Heritage Farm, the Cherokee National Museum and the Museum Store.

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