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Oconaluftee was the original name of a village destroyed by Colonel Moore on the banks of the river also named Oconaluftee.
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.
Mingus Creek Mill offered a step back in time through visitors observing a miller operate its water powered mill, constructed during the early post-Colonial period. A souvenir for the visit included a bag containing two pounds of produce of the millers’ operation.