Duncan discusses Cherokee heritage

Apr 03, 2013

The Friends of the Library will offer a program on the Cherokee Indian Heritage by folklorist Dr. Barbara Reimensynder Duncan at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 at the Waynesville branch in the auditorium.

Dr. Duncan is the Education Director at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee, NC. She has a Ph.D in Folklore and Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.A and B.A. in English from Bucknell University.  She has written "Living Stories of the Cherokee," a collection of Cherokee stories.

The book received the Thomas Wolfe Literary Award and the World Storytelling Award.  Another book "The Cherokee Heritage Trails Guidebook" received the Preserve America Presidential Award. It describes more than one hundred sites in North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia which tell the story of the Cherokee people over the past thousand years.

During her presentation, Dr. Duncan will highlight some of the significant events that have occurred during those thousand years. Bring the whole family and learn about “The Trail of Tears” and discover how the customs of the Cherokee have prevailed through hardships and celebrations. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Linda Arnold at 456-5311 or by email at stanandlinda@charter.net.

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