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Experience, understand and reverence the sacred places, community ties, storytelling and folk arts that define centuries of authentic Cherokee heritage.

The Cherokee's ancestral home on the Qualla Boundary is a place of awe-inspiring natural beauty where visitors can hike, canoe, kayak and ride horseback. Many of the Cherokee people continue to weave baskets, make pottery, carve in wood and stone, tell stories, sing traditional songs, and perform ceremonial dances. These traditions can be experienced throughout the year at festivals and events along the Cherokee Heritage Trails.

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Joel Queen

An Evolution in Cherokee Pottery

A member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, artist Joel Queen says his incised blackware represents an evolution in Cherokee pottery, taking a traditional style and bringing it into the modern world.
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The North Carolina Arts Council is a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. Susan Kluttz, Secretary; Pat McCrory, Governor

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