Cherokee Heritage Day at James White's Fort June 26

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Cherokee Heritage Day at James White's Fort June 26

Posted: 06/23/2010
Cherokee Heritage Day Get set for James White's Fort annual Cherokee festival. On Saturday June 26th the Fort and Indian Creek Productions, Inc. are inviting young and old to come and relive a day in the life of the Cherokee.

Featured at this year's event will be a re-enactment of the signing of the "Treaty of the Holston" between the Cherokee Nation and Governor William Blount, representative for the United States Government. Come and listen to the discussions and debate of July, 1791 by costumed interpretator's that led up to signing of this treaty and learn how this event shaped the beginning of Knoxville. Prior to the Treaty Signing will be a commissioning ceremony with a twenty-one gun salute.

One of the highlights of Cherokee Heritage Day is always the dance demonstration. Several members of the Eastern band of Cherokee Indians will participate in some of the dances traditional to the Cherokee people.

The hours for Saturday are from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase along with a variety of American Indian crafts. The entrance fee is Adults - $8.00 and Children under 17 - $6.00.

Funding for this years Cherokee Heritage Day is provided in part by grants from the Akima Club of Knoxville, City People, Clayton Bank & Trust, Dewhirst Properties, Event Rentals, Goss, Piercy & Goss Architects, Mercy Health Partners, Rothchild Catering & Conference Center and Waste Connection Inc.

James White's Fort is located at the intersection of Hill Avenue and Hall of Fame Drive in downtown Knoxville. For more information or reservations call 525-6514. See You There!