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The reconstructed Ocanaluftee Cherokee Village offers spectators a chance to view Native Americans in their natural setting. Representations of traditional art work, boat building, and architecture are captured in photographic illustrations that are meant to depict life 200 years ago.
Lambert focuses on the account of a community in the Great Smokies, and life in the Oconaluftee Valley near the town of Cherokee in Swain County.
A botanical garden created by the Cherokee Historical Association is located near the Oconaluftee Village is free to all visitors and seeks to educate people on the types of plants Native Americans relied upon for food and medicine.
A recreated 200-year-old Oconaluftee Indian Village recently opened in Cherokee at the foot of the Smokies to educate tourists about the ways Cherokees lived. The project is part of the Cherokee Historical Association’s program to perpetuate the history of the Cherokees.
Mollie Blankenship serves on the board of the Cherokee Historical Association and works on behalf of the Oconaluftee Indian Village, along with serving on the advisory council to the state agricultural extension service and has helped develop programs for senior citizens.