NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Students from Hayesville Elementary School take a tour of the Cherokee winter house.
A Cherokee summer house is included at the Cherokee Homestead Exhibit.
Ms. Sandy Nicolette explains the Cherokee game of stickball.
You'll find Cherokee masks at the Cherokee Homestead Exhibit.
You may purchase wooden masks, beads, and baskets at this booth.
This Cherokee lady makes beautiful beads.
Amanda Swimmer (on the right) is 91 and does pottery. She's shaping a turtle in this photo. Her granddaughter helps her with the artwork.
Tony Walkingstick (Mr. Carl Moses' adopted son), makes Cherokee jewelry, brooms, and tommy hawks.
Diamond Brown is an entertaining Cherokee storyteller and educator who founded "Touch the Earth with Native People" which has been presented throughout the United States.
Dan Hollifield, a Clay County resident, played his own hand-made flute at the Native American Heritage Festival. He's a member of the Cherokee Nation and belongs to the bird clan.
An art show was also held in the Clay County Old Jail Museum during the Native American Heritage Festival. The work of regional artists included jewelry, baskets, paintings, wooden art, gourd art and fabric art.
This event was sponsored by the Clay County Communities and Revitalization Association and the Clay County Historical and Arts Council.
You may visit the Cherokee Homestead in Hayesville, NC.
For information, call: 828-389-3045.