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Exhibit documents Cherokee, British relationship

A new exhibit at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, operated by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, explores the relationship between the Cherokees and the British.

�Emissaries of Peace: Cherokee and British Delegations of 1762� is open through September and is partly funded the National Endowment for the Humanities. It will travel next year to the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

The exhibit is based on a book written by British Lt. Henry Timberlake, who visited the Cherokees in 1762. Later, three Cherokees went to London with Timberlake and met with King George III.

Research related to the exhibit has shed new light on Cherokee culture, including pottery and dance. Cherokee artists and historians have used the information to revive some of their traditions and, in some cases, correct their interpretations of their culture.

Get the Story:
Reshaping Cherokee history (The Asheville Citizen-Times 4/19)

Relevant Links:
Museum of the Cherokee Indian -
Eastern Band of Cherokee -

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