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for The State Vol. 36 Issue 17, Feb 1969
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Among North Carolina's 100 counties and 650 cities and towns, there is one \"dependent sovereignty\" with a Principal Chief. The sovereignty is the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, proprietors of a 56,000-acre Western North Carolina wooded realm. The Principal Chief is Walter Jackson, born a Cherokee in 1924 and promoted by his fellow tribesmen in 1967 to the highest distinction an Indian can attain. Siler discusses the state's most unusual form of government and how it functions.
Tal Henry was the leader of the North Carolinians, a big band group. The band was at the heights of the country's popular music world during 1921 through 1936, making records and appearing in two short musical films for Warner Brothers. The band disbanded in 1936, and Henry moved to Greensboro, where he died in 1967 at age 68.