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By Julie Szabo, May 8, 2007
“To the free people of America” Marker
North Carolina (Swain County), Cherokee — “To the free people of America”
“We meet today to dedicate the mountains, streams, and forests to the service of the American People.” President Franklin Delano Roosevelt September 2, 1940 The Rockefeller Memorial . . . — Map (db m20022) HM
North Carolina (Swain County), Cherokee — A Mountain Sanctuary
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a sanctuary. This is one of the few places in the eastern United States where animal populations can live, propagate, and die with relatively little influence from humans. Plants flourish in untold numbers and . . . — Map (db m20057) HM
North Carolina (Swain County), Cherokee — And It Became Land
Look out across the Smoky Mountains landscape. How did this land come to be? They carefully got all the mud and they laid it out on the rocks. And when it was dry enough, Grandfather threw it out into the water, and it became land. And the . . . — Map (db m43855) HM
North Carolina (Swain County), Cherokee — Q-14 — Cherokee Indian Reservation / (Leaving) Cherokee Reservation
[Marker Front]: Cherokee Indian Reservation Established by United States for the Eastern Band of Cherokee after the removal of 1838. [Marker Reverse]: (Leaving) Cherokee Reservation Established by United . . . — Map (db m11526) HM
North Carolina (Swain County), Cherokee — Cherokee Veterans Park
This park is dedicated to all members of the eastern band of Cherokee Indians who served honorably in the Armed Forces of this Great Nation, and especially to those who died in the effort and to Charles George, the only member of the Eastern Band . . . — Map (db m12929) HM
North Carolina (Swain County), Cherokee — Q-45 — Echota Mission
Methodist. Maintained by Holston Conference for Cherokee c.1840-1885. School established 1850. Missionary's house Stands 50 yards north. — Map (db m12719) HM
North Carolina (Swain County), Cherokee — Fifty Years of Mountain Logging
Commercial logging became widespread in the Smokies around 1880, about fifty years before the establishment of the national park. Loggers using hand tools an animal teams took maple, poplar, cherry, walnut, and other choice woods. Mechanized . . . — Map (db m20043) HM
North Carolina (Swain County), Cherokee — Great Smoky Mountains National Park
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization MAB Program on Man and the Biosphere By Decision of the Bureau of the international coordinating council of the program on man and the biosphere, duly authorized to that effect by . . . — Map (db m20061) HM
North Carolina (Swain County), Cherokee — Land of Blue Smoke
Shaconage, the Cherokee name for this area, means "land of blue smoke." A smoke-like natural bluish haze, and mist-like clouds that rise following a rainstorm, provide the inspiration for the name Smoky Mountains. During the growing season, the . . . — Map (db m20058) HM
North Carolina (Swain County), Cherokee — Land of Diversity
Few Places in North America sustain a greater variety of life than the Great Smoky Mountains. The forests, streams, and meadows here support more than 100 types of trees, 58 kinds of fish, some 1,500 flowering plants, more than 200 bird species, and . . . — Map (db m20053) HM
North Carolina (Swain County), Cherokee — Long Hair Clan
Ani-Gilohi—(Cherokee language translation) People in this clan wore their hair long. They walked with confidence and were often leaders. (Cherokee language translation) CLAN FACTS: Throughout the large . . . — Map (db m73920) HM
North Carolina (Swain County), Cherokee — Measure of Men Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The high, rounded mountain in front of you is Clingmans Dome (6,643 feet elevation), the highest mountain in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the highest in Tennessee, and the third highest in the eastern United States. It bears the name of . . . — Map (db m67901) HM
North Carolina (Swain County), Cherokee — Mountains: Refuge and Healing
Clingmans Dome is a sacred mountain to the Cherokees, where the Magic Lake was once seen. The Great Spirit told the Cherokees that, “if they love me, if they love all their brothers and sisters, and if they love the animals of the earth, when . . . — Map (db m43851) HM
North Carolina (Swain County), Cherokee — Q-58 — Nimrod Jarrett Smith 1837–1893
Principal Chief, Eastern Band of Cherokee, 1880-1891. Led incorporation of Band & centralization of Tribal government on his property, here. — Map (db m73919) HM
North Carolina (Swain County), Cherokee — Oconaluftee Indian Village
Oconaluftee Indian Village is an authentic replica of a Cherokee Indian Town of 1750. Here you will see life as it was carried on 200 years ago. Ancient arts of the Red Man such as basket weaving, wood-carving, finger-weaving, pottery, weapon making . . . — Map (db m96642) HM
North Carolina (Swain County), Cherokee — People of the Mountains
The rugged terrain of the Smoky Mountains determined patterns of human settlement. Residents of the Smokies - be they native Cherokees or European emigrants and their descendants - gravitated to valleys or coves. Settlement was confined to areas far . . . — Map (db m20054) HM
North Carolina (Swain County), Cherokee — Sequoyah
This statue honoring Sequoyah. The Cherokee genius who invented the Cherokee Alphabet. was sculpted from a single great California Sequoia (Redwood) Log which was donated and shipped by Georgia-Pacific. This is sculptor Peter wolf Toth's 63rd . . . — Map (db m19736) HM
North Carolina (Swain County), Cherokee — The Appalachian Trail
You are standing alongside the Appalachian Trail, one of the longest continuous footpaths in the world. The trail winds more than 2,150 miles through 14 states. Few stretches are more remote or difficult than the section through the Great Smokies. . . . — Map (db m20064) HM
North Carolina (Swain County), Cherokee — The Great Smokies
(Side One): The Great Smokies: scenic, diverse, culturally rich. The scenic view here are well known; lesser known is the abundance of life. The Smokies' rugged topography creates a diversity of species found in few other places in North . . . — Map (db m20066) HM
North Carolina (Swain County), Cherokee — The Top of the Smokies Clingmans Dome
At 6,643 feet, Clingmans Dome is the highest mountain in Great Smokey Mountains National Park and is one of the highest peaks in the eastern United States. An observation tower at the summit takes you above the treetops for a panoramic view. . . . — Map (db m43856) HM
North Carolina (Swain County), Cherokee — Q-56 — Thomas's Legion
William H. Thomas led Confederate "Legion of Indians & Mountaineers." Cherokee companies raised nearby in 1862. — Map (db m12714) HM
North Carolina (Swain County), Cherokee — Trail of Tears Qualla Town
In 1838, the United States government deported more than 16,000 Cherokee Indian people from their homelands in Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Georgia, and sent them to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). Thousands of Cherokees perished during . . . — Map (db m73923) HM
North Carolina (Swain County), Cherokee — Where Man Is Only a Visitor
In front of you is a very special place - part of the park's "backcountry," a place without roads, wires, houses... Here you - or your children, or theirs - may walk for days, largely free of the sights, sounds, and smells of the everyday world. . . . — Map (db m20049) HM

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