If you are looking for information on Cherokee heritage, plan a visit to the ancestral homelands of the Cherokee and the home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Nation, the Qualla Boundary, located next to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Western North Carolina.On Qualla Boundary and in Cherokee, NC there are many attractions that will help you discover Cherokee heritage.But in American culture, this trend cannot be seen.
The Mountainside Theatre has been the home to the Cherokee drama “Unto These Hills” since 1950.
Cherokee heritage and history come to life on the stage as you watch this historic drama.
In Indian culture, the family values are given more prominence than the individual values. On the other hand, in American culture the individual values gets prominence than the family values.
Indians are more committed to their family where as the Americans are more committed to themselves only.
See artifacts dating back 11,000 years including tools, weapons, jewelry, pottery, basketry and more at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian.
In addition to learning about the history of the Cherokee people, you will experience and be moved by Cherokee heritage as it is brought to life by the museum’s interactive exhibits, incredible collection of Cherokee artifacts, computer generated imagery, artistic treasures, dioramas and stories, including accounts of the Cherokee’s first encounters with Europeans and the tragic and heroic tales of the 1838 Trail of Tears forcible exile.
In another sense, it can be said that the American culture is more goal oriented and the Indian culture is more people or family oriented.
Indians may even forsake their individual wishes and also happiness for the sake of families.
In later years, the religious patriarchy interpreted the putrika as the grandson, and reserved the conducting of the last rites for males.
In most Hindu families, the body is bathed immediately after death, sometimes by women in the family.
If you are bringing a group contact the museum to arrange special experiences such as Cherokee language courses, workshops and performances by the Cherokee dance group Warriors of Ani Kituhwa.