Step into the Oconaluftee Indian Village and back to the mid-1700s to witness Cherokee life at a time of rapid cultural change prompted by the influence of the British and their contemporary lifestyle. Experience pottery, basketry, blowgun demonstrations, arrowhead knapping, mask and canoe carving, beadworking, and weaving. Witness the replica village prepare for an attack from European settlers in the outdoor mini-drama "A Time of War". Listen as Villager Guides answer questions about all things Cherokee and experience traditional Cherokee social dance like the Quail Dance, among others, at the Village Square. Audio cell phone tours are also available. "Hands on Cherokee" offer visitors classes on the traditional, ancient techniques of pottery, basketry and beading. Taught by Cherokee artisans at the Village, class sizes are limited, and advanced registration is recommended.
Come spend the day with us! As you enter the Oconaluftee Indian Village you are swept away to the 18th century. Surrounded by lush green vegetation, … more