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Oconaluftee Indian Village, Cherokee

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Historic Site
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. Make Oconaluftee Indian Village a part of your Cherokee vacation plans using our Cherokee vacation planner.
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  • It was different than we expected. It wasn't a true village where the tribe lives, but it did have many buildings you would find in a village and tribe members exhibiting different skills such as weap...  more »
  • It's been a while since I went there but if you're going to spend a little time around Cherokee and have kids, I would highly recommend this visit. You'll learn a lot if you spend the time to see how ...  more »
  • VERY fun educational historical place to visit. Highly recommended and very beautiful SITE TO TOUR!!  more »