Eastern Band of Cherokee http://wunc.org en Biking The Trail Of Tears: Cherokee Young People Remember Troubling History http://wunc.org/post/biking-trail-tears-cherokee-young-people-remember-troubling-history <p></p><p>Cyclists from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have joined a dozen members of the Cherokee Nation from Oklahoma. The group will ride their bicycles 950 miles over three weeks, tracing the route of the Trail of Tears.</p><p>In 1838 and 1839, the Cherokee Nation was required to give up all lands east of the Mississippi River. The requirement was a part of President Andrew Jackson's plans to remove the Indians.&nbsp;</p><p>More than 15,000 Cherokees were forced to march from their homeland across nine states to Oklahoma. The journey came to be known as the "Trail of Tears."</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 16:20:42 +0000 Carol Jackson 36561 at http://wunc.org Biking The Trail Of Tears: Cherokee Young People Remember Troubling History Research Shows The Civil War, Trail Of Tears Impacted Cherokees’ Physical Development http://wunc.org/post/research-shows-civil-war-trail-tears-impacted-cherokees-physical-development <p></p><p></p><p>New research from North Carolina State University has found a connection between historical stressors and physiological development in the Cherokee nation.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>In the late 19th century, anthropologist Franz Boas measured the skulls of adult Cherokees from groups who had grown up as the nation was split. Some were driven west on the Trail of Tears, and others fled to the Smoky Mountains for safety.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:32:17 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 34143 at http://wunc.org Research Shows The Civil War, Trail Of Tears Impacted Cherokees’ Physical Development Sacred Animal, White-tailed Deer, Heads To New Home On Cherokee Lands http://wunc.org/post/sacred-animal-white-tailed-deer-heads-new-home-cherokee-lands <p></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 20:27:33 +0000 Carol Jackson & Phoebe Judge 28626 at http://wunc.org Sacred Animal, White-tailed Deer, Heads To New Home On Cherokee Lands Report: Casino Benefits Local Economy http://wunc.org/post/report-casino-benefits-local-economy <p>The Harrah’s Cherokee Casino in Western North Carolina contributes almost $400 million to the local economy. That’s according to <span class="link-external"><a href="http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/KI/reports/CasinoImpact/">a new report from UNC Chapel Hill</a></span>.</p> Mon, 27 Jun 2011 22:00:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 8520 at http://wunc.org