25th annual Native American Festival Schedule of Events


               Admission is $5.00 per adult, and $1.00 for children

Schedule of Events

Saturday, May 30      10 am – 8 pm

10:00 am – 10:30 am     Native American Flute                  Daniel Bigay

10:30 am – 11:00 pm      “Cherokee Cultural Masks in the 21st Century “,

Dr. Michael Abram – Cherokee Heritage Museum and Gallery

Cherokee, North Carolina

11:00 am – 11:30 pm    “Are you Smarter than a …”           Mark and Sherry Finchum

11:30 am – 12:00 pm     Cherokee Storytelling                        Freeman Owle

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm       Cherokee Dance & Drum Demonstrations

                                          Blowgun Demonstration              Dale Cloer and Mossy Creek

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm         “The Cherokee Four Winds”

Dr. Michael Abram – Cherokee Heritage Museum and Gallery

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm         “Are you Smarter than a …”          Mark and Sherry Finchum

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm        Native American Flute                     Daniel Bigay

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm         Cherokee Storytelling                      Freeman Owle

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm  –      Native American Dance & Drum Demonstration

                                         Blowgun Demonstration           Dale Cloer and Mossy Creek

 

                             In the Amphitheater through the Back Gate of the Fort

7:00 – 8:00 pm              Traditional Evening Campfire

Freeman Owle, Mark and Sherry Finchum, Dale Cloer, Daniel Bigay

 

Sunday, May 31     11 am – 4 pm

11:00 pm– 11:30 pm      Native American Flute                         Daniel Bigay

11:30 pm – 12:00 pm      Cherokee Cultural Masks in the 21st Century “,

Dr. Michael Abram – Cherokee Heritage Museum and Gallery

Cherokee, North Carolina

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm     Cherokee Language Workshop         Freeman Owle

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm       “Are you Smarter than a …”            Mark and Sherry Finchum

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm         Native American Flute                          Daniel Bigay

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm         Cherokee Storytelling                          Freeman Owle

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm         Cherokee Dance & Drum Demonstrations

                                          Blowgun Demonstration               Dale Cloer and Mossy Creek

 

  • Our 2015 featured artist is Lola Swimmer!
  • Our featured dancers are internationally known hoop dancer
    • Eddie Swimmer, and champion powwow dancer Nikki Crisp!
  • Our featured storyteller is Freeman Owle!
  • Our featured speaker is Dr. Michael Abram!
  • Our featured musician is Daniel Bigay!
  • Special thanks to Dale Cloer, Mark and Sherry Finchum

 

The interior of the fort will also host a variety of excellent demonstrations, which include a children’s blowgun challenge, beadwork, gourd art, pine needle basketry, stone carving, Cherokee language, wood carving, flint-knapping, corn shuck dolls , native river cane flutes, pottery, and a replicated Cherokee cabin from the early 19th century with historical reenactors, Mark and Sherry Finchum.  

Just outside the fort, exceptional Native American arts and crafts will be featured, in addition to ethnic Cherokee food, and a Lakota Tipi exhibit.

 

Additional Information –

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area – 423-543-5808

http://www.facebook.com/sycamoreshoals

http://www.friendsofsycamoreshoals.org

 

 

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