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Native American Historic and Interpretive Sites in the Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia, and Tennessee.

This page is stored on the Cherokee County SCGenWeb Project pages more for convenience than for relation to the county level project.  For those seeking an opportunity to explore the variety of Native American historic and interpretive sites throughout the Carolinas with a few others including in the interest of information.
Locations are linked to an "official" web page where available.  Each $ represents $5 adult admission at the time of this writing.  You should check on admission costs and open dates before making a trip to visit.

Oconaluftee Indian Village - A presentation of the Cherokee Historical Society is located near Cherokee North Carolina.  Cherokee North Carolina and the surrounding area is probably one of the most visited Native American cultural and historic centers in the SouthEast.  This site is a recreation of an 18th century (post Mississippian Period) village and includes demonstration, static, and interpretive exhibits.  $$

Town Creek Indian Mound - A presentation of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.  Town Creek Indian Mound is a State Historic Site located near Mt. Gilead in Montgomery County NC.  The site is an archeological site as well as an interpretive recreation which represents the ceremonial center of South Appalachian Mississippian (post AD1200) culture in the area.  No admission fees

Catawba Indian Village, The Schiele Museum - Located in Gastonia North Carolina, the Schiele Museum has recreated an 18th Century (post Mississippian Period) Catawba village.  There is some interpretive and demonstrative active at times though the site is predominantly a static display.  Visitors should call ahead to determine whether the site is open to visitors.  No admission fees

Wolf Creek Indian Village and Museum - Near Bastian Virginia along I77, this archeological and interpretive site is managed by a local non-profit organization.  The site attempts to recreate an "Eastern Woodland" period village (though they specify the year AD1215 (Mississippian Period) as the site period in places.  They do provide demonstrative interpretations.  $+

Hattadare Indian Village - Bunnlevel NC Hwy 401 -- Lumbee Nation.  The writer has not yet visited this site and offers no opinions.

 

Occaneechi Town -- "Occaneechi Town was a seventeenth-century palisaded village with about a dozen house structures and associated features. Its site is located on an island in the Roanoke River northwest of modern Durham, North Carolina." -- The writer has not yet visited this site and offers no opinions.

 

 

 

 

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