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Cherokee Heritage Day

August 28, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Cherokee Heritage Day
Saturday, August 28, 2021 10 am – 5 pm

Sycamore Shoals is forever linked with the rich traditions and influence of the Cherokee people.
Join us for a day devoted to sharing Cherokee history and culture through traditional arts and
historic presentations.
Guests will enjoy seeing the Aniyvwiya Dancers present traditional Cherokee dances and
hearing Fred Bradley, one of America’s premier storytellers, enthrall the audience with tales
from long ago.
Jarrett Grey Wildcatt sharing the beauty of the Cherokee flute and Micah Swimmer, a language
instructor on the reservation, will teach some basic words and phrases from the Cherokee
A wide variety of Cherokee skills will be demonstrated that include, woodcarving, beadwork,
traditional basketry, finger weaving, pottery, wampum creations, cooking, blowguns and darts,
along with an early Cherokee encampment. Visitors will be able to see these creations come to
life and speak with the artisans as they watch. These rare and beautiful pieces of handmade,
traditional arts and crafts will be available for purchase.
Activities for children, including making jewelry, grinding corn and using a pump drill, will also
be featured.
There will be a minimal fee for admission of $6 for Adults; $3 for Ages 7 to 17; and 6 and under
are admitted Free. Friends of Sycamore Shoals will have concessions and drinks available
throughout the day.
This educational and colorful family event is presented by Indian Creek Productions, Inc., a non-
profit organization that promotes American Indian education and supported by Friends of
Sycamore Shoals.
A detailed scheduled of events is included with this release

1651 W. Elk Avenue Elizabethton, Tennessee 37643


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August 28, 2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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