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Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

The Sacred Fire Became an Eternal Flame

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When the Cherokees were forced to relocate to Oklahoma in 1838, several hundred refused to leave and fled into the Smoky Mountains. Today there are about three-thousand Cherokees living in western North Carolina. This article discusses the history of Cherokee Nation, the Trail of Tears, and the Sacred Fire ritual.
Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 5 Issue 11, Nov 1973, p20-21, il, por