Native American Festival Performance Schedule!


 

Saturday, June 3     10 am – 8 pm

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

10:30 am – 11:00 am     “The Ancient Cherokee White and Red Government”,

Dr. Michael Abram – Cherokee Heritage Museum and Gallery,

Cherokee, North Carolina

11:00 am – 11:30 am   “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, Mossy Creek Drum Group, and Medicine Ridge Singers

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm        Native American Flute-   Daniel Bigay

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm        “The Importance of Stonecoat to Cherokee Culture”,

Dr. Michael Abram – Cherokee Heritage Museum and Gallery

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

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, Mossy Creek Drum Group, and Medicine Ridge Singers

 

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7:00 pm – 8:00 pm     Traditional Evening Campfire –       Bring a blanket or folding chair!

Freeman Owle, Mark and Sherry Finchum, Dale Cloer, Daniel Bigay, Kay Little John

(Located at the far end of the field between the Fort and the Visitor Center, by the edge of the tree line)

 

Sunday, June 4    11:30 am – 6 pm

 

11:30 am– 12:00 pm     Cherokee Language Workshop –    Freeman Owle

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

                                         Blowgun Demonstration

Dale Cloer, Mossy Creek Drum Group, and Medicine Ridge Singers

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm        Native American Flute –    Daniel Bigay

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm        “The Ancient Cherokee White and Red Government”,

Dr. Michael Abram – Cherokee Heritage Museum and Gallery

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

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

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm        Cherokee Dance & Drum Demonstrations

                                          Blowgun Demonstration

Dale Cloer, Mossy Creek Drum Group, and Medicine Ridge Singers

 

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.

All proceeds from admissions go to Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, to support this event. This event is made possible by the support of Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, the DoubleTree by Hilton of Johnson City, and the Comfort Inn of Johnson City.

 

 

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