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The Snowbird Cherokees

Author: Rich PanterWalker CalhounFred BradleyMelvin WachachaBud JonesAll authors
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : South Carolina ETV, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : State or province government publication   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An historical overview (with interviews and backgound music) of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Tribal Nation features Cherokee creation myths, stories of fairies ("little people"), family life, continuing native and Christian rituals, ceremonial dances and folk music. Shows archaeological digs at the former Cherokee capitol of Echota, North Carolina, a site subsequently inundated by lakes resulting from the  Read more...
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Named Person: Sequoyah; S A Worcester; James Vann; Oconastota
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Rich Panter; Walker Calhoun; Fred Bradley; Melvin Wachacha; Bud Jones; Edna Chicklele; Mary Cogdill; Michael Abrams; Ella L Jackson; Abe Wachacha; Dick Goodwin; Jeff Perfater; South Carolina Educational Television Network.; South Carolina Humanities Council.; North Carolina Humanities Council.; Georgia Humanities Council.; Southern Educational Communications Association.; SECA/CPB Regional Program Fund.
OCLC Number: 34224017
Notes: Opening poem from "Coming of the light" / Jean Starr.
In English with Cherokee language and English subtitles.
Credits: Writer/producer, Richard Panter ; camera, Joe Sauvion, Herman Rich, Arthur Joseph ; steadycam and audio, Jimmie Dickens ; online editor, Elaine Cooper ; videographers, Duck Jones, Kristin Garrett ; graphics, Dan Greshel ; computer animation, John Fournier ; Chota painting, Joe Byrne ; research, Meg Moreno ; music, Dick Goodwin (Gem Productions), Jeff Perfater (Music Design), Glen Velez, Carlos Nakai, Walker Calhoun, Network Music ; humanities consultants, Sharlotte Neely, Theda Purdue, John Finger, Anne McCulloch, Laura Hughes ; archival sources, Cherokee Heritage Museum & Gallery, Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Cherokee County (N.C.) Historical Museum, Western Carolina University, Smithsonian Institution, Ducktown Basin Museum, Vann House Museum, Wonlaroc Museum, Tennessee Valley Authority, TAPOCO, Inc., Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, SCETV's "NatureScene."
Performer(s): English narrator, Richard Panter ; Cherokee narrator, Fred Bradley ; missionary voice, Sidney Palmer ; with Ned Long, Lane Smoker, Freeman Owle, Kenny Garrett, Ella L. Jackson, Lou Jones, Bud Jones, Paul Teesdale, Jan Crowe, Mary Cogdill, Abe Wachacha, Michael Abrams, Edna Chickelele, Clarence Jackson, Fred Bradley, Brandy Jones, John Greene, Billy Welch, Maybelle Welch, Hunter Welch, Alfred Welch, Bessie Long, Posey Long, Lloyd Owle, Melvin Wachacha, Shirley Oswalt, Jim (Brown) Welch, Tom Belt, Herman Wachacha, Nacie Conseen.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Contents: "Blue castle" / Glen Velez --
"Enchanted canyons" / Carlos Nakai --
"Sun march" / Walker Calhoun --
"Jingle Bells" / Network Music.
Responsibility: South Carolina ETV.

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An historical overview (with interviews and backgound music) of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Tribal Nation features Cherokee creation myths, stories of fairies ("little people"), family life, continuing native and Christian rituals, ceremonial dances and folk music. Shows archaeological digs at the former Cherokee capitol of Echota, North Carolina, a site subsequently inundated by lakes resulting from the construction of area dams. The Cherokee language and its continuance is discussed throughout. Short biographical profiles are presented of George Guest (Sequoyah), James Vann, Samuel Worcester, Tomolusca and Oconastota.

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