Oconaluftee Indian Village, Cherokee

3.8
Historic Site · Specialty Museum
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 enjoyed our guided tour through the Indian village. All of the social distancing guidelines were followed, even though this was basically an outdoor tour. The first part was devoted to artisans...  more »
  • This village highlights the eastern band of Cherokee Indians and the multiple techniques in which these Indians were able to cultivate and thrive by using natural resources such as wood, yellow root.....  more »

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