Oconaluftee Indian Village, Cherokee

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#6 of 29 in Historic Sites in North Carolina Mountains
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Oconaluftee Indian Village showcases the history of the Cherokee people and the impact that European settlers had on custom and culture. Surrounded by tall oaks and sycamores, this 1760s style living-history village is accessible through snaking paths. You can tour the dwellings, sacred areas, and work sites. Be prepared to encounter townspeople and craftspeople who have stories to tell. You'll learn about traditional medicine-making and interact with craftspeople as they hull canoes. Witness the village prepare for war, and see a blowgun demonstration. You'll have the opportunity to observe cultural dances and talk with the townspeople as they make pottery and masks, do beadwork, and weave baskets. Work out when and for how long to visit Oconaluftee Indian Village and other Cherokee attractions using our handy Cherokee driving holiday planner.
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  • We did the tour. It was very educational. Each station had a individual performing the task. You could ask questions to them and see them doing the task. You are explained how they did it and how.....  more
    We did the tour. It was very educational. Each station had a individual performing the task. You could ask questions to them and see them doing the task. You are explained how they did it and how.....  more »
  • Small group tour through village, with many skill and craft representatives dressed for role. Guide was informative and encouraged questions from all ages. The gift shop has items made in village and....  more
    Small group tour through village, with many skill and craft representatives dressed for role. Guide was informative and encouraged questions from all ages. The gift shop has items made in village and....  more »

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