Program focuses on rediscovering forgotten Cherokee trails

According to the Cherokee One Feather, the cultural heritage director of Wild South, Lamar Marshall, will present on preserving Cherokee geography and the trails in Jackson County at their public library. The Cherokee Nation was divided by mountain ranges, so the vast trail system connected Cherokee to other towns.

From the Cherokee One Feather:

Marshall has researched and mapped historic trails in the southeast for more than forty years, and the Cherokee Preservation Foundation has funded research for Cherokee trails research in western North Carolina for the last two years. According to Marshall, the early Indian trails evolved as the result of thousands of years of Native Americans’ interactions with animals, tribal migration, relocations, population shifts, and lifestyle changes due to European contact and trade.


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