Saturday, August 28, 2021 10 am – 5 pm
Sycamore Shoals is forever linked with the rich traditions and influence of the Cherokee people. Join us for a day devoted to sharing Cherokee history and culture through traditional arts and historic presentations.
Guests will enjoy seeing the Aniyvwiya Dancers present traditional Cherokee dances and hearing Sonny Ledford enthrall the audience with Cherokee Lifeways.
Jarrett Grey Wildcatt sharing the beauty of the Cherokee flute and Micah Swimmer, a language instructor on the reservation, will teach some basic words and phrases from the Cherokee language.
A wide variety of Cherokee skills will be demonstrated that include, woodcarving, beadwork, traditional basketry, finger weaving, pottery, wampum creations, cooking, blowguns and darts, along with an early Cherokee encampment. Visitors will be able to see these creations come to life and speak with the artisans as they watch. These rare and beautiful pieces of handmade, traditional arts and crafts will be available for purchase.
Activities for children, including making jewelry, grinding corn and using a pump drill, will also be featured.
There will be a minimal fee for admission of $6 for Adults; $3 for Ages 7 to 17; and 6 and under are admitted Free. Friends of Sycamore Shoals will have concessions and drinks available throughout the day.
This educational and colorful family event is presented by Indian Creek Productions, Inc., a non-profit organization that promotes American Indian education and supported by Friends of Sycamore Shoals.
Schedule of Events
All presentations will take place outside of Fort Watauga unless otherwise noted…..
10:30 am – 11:00 am Cherokee Flute – Jarrett Grey Wildcatt
11:00 am – 11:30 am Cherokee Language Lesson – Micah Swimmer
11:30 am – 12:00 pm “Are you Smarter than a …” – Mark and Sherry Finchum
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Cherokee Lifeways – Sonny Ledford
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Traditional Cherokee Dance Demonstrations – Aniyvwiya Dancers
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Trade and Treaty at Sycamore Shoals –
Chad Bogart – In the Park Visitors Center
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Cherokee Language Lesson -Micah Swimmer
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Cherokee Flute – Jarrett Grey Wildcatt
2:30 pm – 30:30 pm Cherokee Lifeways – Sonny Ledford
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Traditional Cherokee Dance Demonstrations–
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Young Warrior to Old Warrior during the Cherokee Wars – Mark Ledford – In the Park Visitors Center
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Native American Music – Micah Swimmer & Dvdaya Swimmer
Presented by Indian Creek Productions, Inc.