Eastern Trails Museum hosts Cherokee Day on Sept. 22

Vase on display at museum by Native artist Anna Sixkiller Mitchell

Published September 12, 2018

Special event highlights Cherokee culture, art, heritage

VINITA, Okla. – Enjoy a day of traditional Cherokee art, music and more at the Eastern Trails Museum on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Cherokee Day begins at 10 a.m. with opening remarks by Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Deputy Speaker Victoria Vazquez. The family-friendly event runs until 1 p.m. and features live music and cultural demonstrations from Cherokee National Treasures.

“We are proud to partner again with the Eastern Trails Museum to celebrate Cherokee culture with this community,” said Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. “Our culture is thriving, and it’s an exciting time to be Cherokee. This celebration is a wonderful opportunity for us to educate and entertain visitors while sharing the rich history, culture and art of the Cherokee people.”

The special event includes a book signing for the recently released “Cherokee Nation: A History of Survival, Self Determination and Identity.”

Spanning more than four centuries, the narrative emphasizes individual leadership, the struggle for internal unity, and the fight against the forces that attempted to destroy the sovereignty of the Cherokee Nation.

Cultural demonstrations include clay sculptures and pottery, loom weaving, wood carving, flint knapping, basket weaving and a language presentation. The event will also include performances by the Cherokee Adult Choir.

The museum is located at 215 W. Illinois Ave. in Vinita. For more information about the Eastern Trails Museum, please visit www.EasternTrailsMuseum.com.

For more information about Cherokee culture and Cherokee Nation historical attractions, visit www.VisitCherokeeNation.com.

WHAT:   Cherokee Day at Eastern Trails Museum

WHEN:   Saturday, Sept. 22
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: Eastern Trails Museum
215 W. Illinois Ave.
Vinita, Oklahoma

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