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Friday, July 22, 2011

Day eleven - Cherokee indians


Friday was focused on discovering history of native americans. Although there are many towns named “Cherokee” in US, one in North Carolina is one of two actual Indian reservations – all what has left from once powerful Indian tribe (well, they call themselves “Cherokee nation”). There are few attractions in the town that represent history and traditions of native americans – Indian village and museum of Cherokee history. Both have significant overlap in content – village was much more interactive to my feeling. Exposition has about dozen of sites explaining culture, crafts, lifestyle and political system of Cherokee indians. Couple of unusual things that I didn't know and would never guess: Cherokee did not use teepees/wigwams – they built permanent log houses with gaps filled in with clay. Plus, they have had they own written language – alphabet, with symbols resembling middle-eastern languages.

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