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Devastating accident leads to life of joyful music

Today Martha Weathers Brown, still an avid runner, credits the power of music for helping her reclaim her life.

Sometimes losing the future you believe is yours opens you up to an even better tomorrow. Continue reading “Devastating accident leads to life of joyful music”

Posted in Cherokee, Native American, North Carolina, Southern culture

Cherokee Warrior as a Young Boy

“I can do it!”

The boy stood determinedly next to the heavy boat, once a tall tree which the people had felled and slowly hollowed by means of kindling a series of small fires along the top center of the mighty trunk. Burn and scrape, burn and scrape. A slow, methodical process that eventually turned this gift of Yowa into a means of transportation, trade, and self-defense against neighboring Shawnee and Muskogee. Continue reading “Cherokee Warrior as a Young Boy”