LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reader remembers Chief Youngdeer

  Dear Editor, Never have I been more impressed with an individual upon an initial meeting, than I was with Chief Robert Youngdeer. In the 1980s, I had the privilege of interviewing him regarding the plight of captive bears in some Cherokee exhibits.  It was late...
Garfield Henry Long Sr. – obituary

Garfield Henry Long Sr. – obituary

  Garfield Henry Long Sr., 72, of Cherokee, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. Garfield was a kind, considerate man. He never met a stranger and was faithful to share his love for the Lord with others. He had friends everywhere and is known both...
Garfield Henry Long Sr. – obituary

Nancy Watty Garcia – obituary

  Nancy Watty Garcia, 64, of Tuckasegee, an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. She is survived by her children, Jr. Wolfe of Cherokee, Roberta Wolfe of Franklin, Charles Wolfe of Waynesville, and Tiyona Wolfe of...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: On the passing of Chief Youngdeer

  A friend in Cherokee emailed me recently to tell me that former Principal Chief Robert Youngdeer has died. I worked for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians for 15 years, and I have to say that he was one of the most remarkable people I ever met. He was a war...