â€œUnto These Hillsâ€ is a popular historical pageant performed in Cherokee, North Carolina. Begun in 1950, the pageant is one of fourteen outdoor dramas in the state. California places a distant second with eight outdoor dramas. â€œUnto These Hillsâ€ attracted an audience of 107,000 in its first year and 151,000 by 1953. The production is so popular because it sheds light on an area of American history that is often forgotten: the forced removal of Indian tribes in the east.