The Funk Heritage Center of Reinhardt University will hold its annual Native American Heritage Day on Saturday, November 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is free to the public and is held to celebrate Native American Heritage Month each year.
This is a great day for people of all ages to visit the center and learn about Native Americans and their culture. There will be demonstrations of Atlatl spear-throwing, the Chunkey game, flintknapping, and carving. In the Appalachian settlement behind the facility, visitors can see how people lived in the 1800s and experience blacksmiths and other craftsmen.
Inside the museum, Tony Harris, a Cherokee Nation citizen, will speak about native plants and their traditional uses. In addition, local residents John and Ann Jones will present their recent experiences following the Trail of Tears to Oklahoma.
The history museum is Georgia’s Official Frontier and Southeastern Indian Interpretive Center. It includes galleries telling the story of the Trail of Tears, archaeology with artifacts found in Cherokee County, a large collection of historic hand tools, and a film explaining the history of the people who lived in this area centuries ago.