Explore 18th Century Native American Life with A Cherokee Field Trip

Jerry Blackwelder

Explore 18th Century Native American Life with A Cherokee Field Trip

Western North Carolina’s Cherokee Cultural District is an outstanding field trip destination to introduce your students to the expansive history and culture of more than 10,000 years of Cherokee history.

Since the mid-20th century this beloved home to the Cherokee has welcomed families and groups of visitors coming to learn of the proud history of these people.

In the heart of the Cherokee Indian Reservation on the banks of the scenic Oconoluftee River your students will explore several venues devoted to the preservation of Cherokee history.


Oconoluftee Indian Village

Cherokee history unfolds daily at the Oconoluftee Indian Village, a living history site that portrays 18th century Cherokee life. The recreated Cherokee Village demonstrates that life during the 1750s was a time of rapid change. Guided tours lead through craft demonstrations explaining the unique Cherokee techniques. In the living history area students meet important Cherokee historical figues. Special shows include a demonstration of Cherokee dancing.

Museum of the Cherokee Indian

Your class will be amazed to see artifacts dating back centuries as well as written and oral histories and interactive displays exploring Cherokee history. The Story of the Cherokees exhibit uses computer graphics and special effects, life-size historical figures, artwork and original artifacts to explain how the Cherokee came to the Appalachian region.

Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual

Your students will see how Master Cherokee artists and craftsmen use centuries old techniques to develop their skills Enjoy authentic handmade Cherokee beadwork, masks, baskets, pottery, hand carvings of wood or stone and more. 

Unto These Hills

More than six million people have witnessed the tragic but triumphant saga of the Cherokee Indian portrayed in the long-running outdoor drama Unto These Hills. Your students will come away with a better understanding of the hardships endured by these Native Americans and a new appreciation for their culture and courage.


Want To Go?

Cherokee is a short drive west of Asheville. For more information or to schedule your Cherokee field trip log on to www.visitcherokeenc.com.

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