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Oconaluftee Indian Village, Cherokee

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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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  • My friend, 15 year old daughter, and I visited the Indian village, and spent about 3 hours there. Our guide was knowledgeable and answered our questions, but the best part was the self-guided part whe...  more »
  • The Cherokee people have put together an experience along the lines of Old Williamsburg, but a lot more fun. The tour they give is very informative and allows you to see how the Cherokee existed sever...  more »
  • Learned a lot about the Cherokee Culture and crafts. The guide was young but very knowledgeable and able to answer everyone's questions. Enjoyed the dances in the square and how they got audience part...  more »