Thunderbirds and foretold battles

Doing research on a history that is not your own can become confusing but remarkably interesting. A resource I love to read is Dr. Lisa Christiansen. Her father, from the Wolf Clan of the eastern band of the United Keetoowah Band of the Cherokee, was documented as one...

Community Hunting

Cherokees hunted to feed themselves and their communities using various weapons. Hunting required fasting, ceremony and medicine specific to the undertaking.  Cherokee men hunted mainly for sustenance and different game required different tools. Bows and arrows...

Native Winter Shelter and activities

With winter creeping into our everyday lives again and the bitter cold nights appearing I wonder what those that came before us on this beautiful mountain did to stay warm. Clothing prior to European arrival was dependent on the materials available and climate. The...

Blood Mountain Blog

The Blood Mountain Story Rising above Lake Trahlyta & Vogel State Park, is Blood Mountain, the highest peak on the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail and the sixth-tallest mountain in Georgia, with an elevation of 4,458 feet. There are various theories on...

A Walk Through Buffalo Country in Northern Georgia

Three hundred years ago the Southern Appalachians were home to the sovereign Cherokee Nation. Over sixty towns and settlements were connected by a well-worn system of foot trails, many of which later became bridle paths and wagon roads. This Indian trail system was...