Cherokee, North Carolina has changed greatly over the past one-hundred years as the Cherokee culture has changed concurrently. At the turn of the 20th century, the Bureau of Ethnology reported that the Indian day is nearly spent. At the turn of the 21st century, Cherokee has adapted to modern culture and thrived while doing so. While changing to meet the times, many in the community continue to spread traditional Cherokee culture through the art of storytelling. By collecting these stories, the community can be assured that Cherokee culture will always survive.