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Land of Blue Smoke

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For the Qualla Cherokee Indians, the western mountains of North Carolina are sacred and eternal, but surviving and prospering here has been a challenge of generations. Known as the “Land of Blue Smoke,” the sovereign nation encompasses parts of Jackson and Swain counties at the eastern gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This article covers the history of the Cherokee, their achievements, and their sacrifices.
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 12, May 2018, p62-68, il, por