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Picture of a grandfather in traditional Cherokee regalia teaching a dance to his grandson
May 12, 2021

Honoring Heritage

In Stillwell, Oklahoma, a grandfather teaches a Cherokee dance to his grandson. A story in the May 1995 issue covered the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina, and the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. They were once one tribe, indigenous to the Southeast, before the U.S. government tore them apart by way of the Trail of Tears.
Photograph by Maggie Steber, Nat Geo Image Collection
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