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BOOK REVIEW: Cherokee Wampum weaves history and beads

February 25, 2014
BOOK REVIEW: Cherokee Wampum weaves history and beads

Karen Coody Cooper’s short book of 72 pages entitled Cherokee Wampum: War and Peace Belts: 1730 to Present, including references and a description of the author, is not for the reader looking to be entertained. Purely informational, it describes in detailed but very readable text the origins of wampum, its various uses over time,...
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Exhibit of pottery collected by Joan Byrd and George Rector opens Feb. 17 at WCU

February 7, 2014
Exhibit of pottery collected by Joan Byrd and George Rector opens Feb. 17 at WCU

Pottery from the private collection of Joan Byrd and George Rector will be on display from Monday, Feb. 17, through Friday, May 9, at the Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University. An artist’s talk and reception is set for 5 p.m. Thursday, March 20.
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Chicago to play Harrah’s Cherokee

February 4, 2014

Originally formed in 1967, Chicago is one of those rare bands that has maintained its success, featured original talent, and garnered decades of top 40 hits in the process. The first band to chart 40 albums in 50 decades, they scored 21 top-ten hits including 11 #1 hits like “If You Leave Me Now,”...
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Visiting artist Mark Hewitt to give ceramics demonstrations at WCU on Feb. 13

January 30, 2014
Visiting artist Mark Hewitt to give ceramics demonstrations at WCU on Feb. 13

North Carolina potter Mark Hewitt will hold ceramics demonstrations and give an artist’s talk Thursday, Feb. 13, at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University.
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“The Inconvenient Indian” an insightful account into Indian policy

January 29, 2014
“The Inconvenient Indian” an insightful account into Indian policy

King’s chronicle of North American Indian history reads more like a story than a historical account you would find in a history book.
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Alice in Chains to play Harrah’s Cherokee

January 27, 2014

The Seattle Grunge scene returns to Cherokee on May 2, as Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort welcomes Alice in Chains. Alice In Chains, was one of the pre-eminent rock bands that emerged from Seattle in the late 80′s that included bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Sound Garden. Over the years Alice in Chains has remained faithful...
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Dolly Parton to play Harrah’s Cherokee for the first time

January 21, 2014

An internationally renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Parton has contributed countless treasures to the world of music entertainment, penning classic songs such as “Jolene,” “Coat of Many Colors,” and her mega-hit “I Will Always Love You.” With 1977′s crossover hit “Here You Come Again,” she successfully erased the line between country and pop...
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Goshorn wins NACF Artist Fellowship

January 17, 2014
Goshorn wins NACF Artist Fellowship

Shan Goshorn is an artist who thinks outside of the box…or rather, she thinks outside of the basket. The EBCI tribal member, who currently resides in Tulsa, Okla., is one of 16 American Indian artists selected for the 2014 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) Artist Fellowships.
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Beatles tribute band comes to WCU on Feb. 9

January 17, 2014
Beatles tribute band comes to WCU on Feb. 9

“1964: The Tribute,” a band that re-creates the early music of the Beatles, will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University.
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REO Speedwagon rescheduled

January 17, 2014

Due to a personal scheduling conflict, REO Speedwagon will no longer be performing at Harrah’s Cherokee on Feb. 14. They are now scheduled to perform on Friday, May 9. All tickets purchased for the concert will be honored for the rescheduled date and full refunds are also available through Ticketmaster. Tickets for the May...
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The Band Perry to play Harrah’s Cherokee

January 13, 2014

“Daddy rocked us to sleep with the Rolling Stones; Mama woke us up with Loretta Lynn. So we get it honest.” Kimberly Perry Since releasing their self-titled debut album in 2010, The Band Perry have ascended to dizzying heights. Fronted by Kimberly Perry and rounded out by her younger brothers Neil and Reid, the...
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Journey to Forgiveness documentaries available

January 8, 2014

In May 2012, the Cherokee Healing and Wellness Coalition sponsored a Journey to Forgiveness and Healing where 16 Eastern Cherokees and six non-Cherokee friends met with members of the Cherokee Nation and United Keetoowah Band in Tahlequah, Okla. before retracing the Northern Route of the Trail of Tears.  Two videographers accompanied the group.  From...
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Indian Arts and Crafts Board to host Juried Youth Art and Craft Exhibitions

January 6, 2014

The Indian Arts and Crafts Board will host a juried art and craft competitions will be “Where do we come from?  Where are we going?” The competitions will be open to enrolled members of federally recognized Tribes between the ages of 13 and 18.  Official written documentation to verify the youth’s enrollment in a...
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Gypsy Bells leaves listener expecting more

December 26, 2013
Gypsy Bells leaves listener expecting more

REVIEWED By KATHY S. DE CANO ONE FEATHER REVIEWER   Canyon Records is well known for its cadre of Native American artists, having recorded the great Nammy® and Grammy® winner, R. Carlos Nakai, who recently received his tenth Grammy® award. Many other talented Native artists’ careers have been launched at Canyon Records, so I...
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One Good Story, That One is Native humor at its finest

December 26, 2013
One Good Story, That One is Native humor at its finest

REVIEWED By KATHY S. DE CANO ONE FEATHER REVIEWER   Nearly every word on every page of Thomas King’s One Good Story, That One is carefully crafted and meticulously chosen, but the beauty of it is that most of us sitting around the imaginary campfires or the cozy, familiar front porches that his narrative...
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Zac Brown Band to play Harrah’s Cherokee

December 9, 2013

Zac Brown Band may have ten hit singles, two platinum-selling records and countless dedicated fans, but to hear its members talk they’re just getting warmed up. That’s right-after numerous nights in front of packed arenas and amphitheaters, things are just beginning to come together for this accomplished band of brothers. The band’s latest album...
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Cherokee book featured in NMAI magazine

November 22, 2013

An article on Nadia Dean’s book A Demand of Blood: The Cherokee War of 1776 appears in the Winter 2013 issue of National Museum of the American Indian magazine.  The article starts on page 38: http://content.yudu.com/A2jp4j/2013/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.americanindianmagazine.org%2Fabout-us  
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