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  • Native American Heritage Month 2014: Time to get your Pauwau on
    Native American Heritage Month 2014: Time to get your Pauwau on
    Besides being the month of traditional celebration where Native Americans saved English settlers in the northern settlements of America from starvation, November also happens to be Native American Heritage Month. Originally set aside for the...
  • Camp Ground Cemetray on the Trail of Tears
    The Trail of Tears in Union County Illinois
    Whether historical or recreational, Union County offers Trail of Tears enthusiasts many ways to connect with the past and relax in the present. Union County Illinois is home to a large section of the Trail of Tears as it passed through Illinois....
  • Off-road: 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
    Off-road: 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk earns Trail Rated badge
    We just had to do it. The 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk just screamed "get me dirty". With all its off-road character and equipment, it would have been a dereliction of duty not to full test it in the way it was meant to be used.So why...
  • Driven: 2014 Cherokee
    Driven: 2014 Cherokee remains the Jeep of crossover SUV's
    Today we got our first opportunity to drive Jeep's bold new 2014 Cherokee crossover which has met a good deal of controversy with the Jeep faithful due to its new styling direction and car-based chassis. It was an opportunity to see if the new...
  • Kituwah sign and map
    Unraveling the true Cherokee history
    Digging deeper into the early Colonial Era history of the United States is producing more questions than answers.It is one of hundreds of dilemmas facing Native American researchers today. The three federally recognized Cherokee tribes have...
  • Stecoah Valley-NC-2010
    The Cherokee-Caribbean connection
    The members of Southeastern Native American tribes today are the descendants of many peoples, who have assimilated over the past 500 years. Their ancestors were the remnants of a holocaust that wiped out at least 95% of indigenous population. Vast...
  • Composite Map of Bussell Island
    Rare 1715 map reveals French fort in East Tennessee
    A Smithsonian Institute archaeologist probably found the fort’s remains, but they were later interpreted by other archaeologists as a garbage dump. This map significantly changes the history of the Yamasee War (1715-1717.) During the late...
  • 2014 Jeep Cherokee: "Modern aerodynamics meet Jeep heritage"
    2014 Jeep Cherokee: "Modern aerodynamics meet Jeep heritage"
    TechnoFile.comThe grille is new but recognizable, as is the overall look of the exterior. And under the new skin beats an interesting new heart that could make this newly-Italian Jeep dear to fans' hearts.And, boy, is it ever perfect for those...
  • Father with child
    Update: 'Baby girl' Veronica to appear in Cherokee County Court Friday
    After recent talks of compromise between the representatives of the Capobiancos and birth father of Veronica, and still not being allowed to see the child, the adoptive parents have turned to the Cherokee County District Court. They have filed a...
  • Father and small child
    Compromise sought in 'Baby' Veronica adoption battle
    The adoptive parents of “Baby” Veronica and and her birth father, Dusten Brown, are now communicating through their lawyers regarding the future of the daughter they all deeply love. As of Thursday evening, however, Melanie and Matt...
  • Blood Mountain Shelter
    Blood Mountain, Georgia - a gruesome legacy
    It can be a bit strange how some really beautiful places end up having rather gruesome names. The region around Blood Mountain on the Appalachian Trail in North Georgia is a prime example. Lying on the border of Lumpkin and Union counties, the...
  • Deserted Cherokees
    Will the real Appalachian history please stand up
    Part OneNative American history of the Southern AppalachiansApproximately 90% or more of the letters to this column are from readers with Native American ancestry in the Appalachian region, from Ohio and Pennsylvanian southward. Virtually all have...
  • Dancer
    Oklahoma Cherokee appear to have Tennessee politicians in their medicine bag
    Throughout the history of the American Indian, it has traditionally been the European cultures that have either driven the Indian from their land, claimed their land after treaties were signed or simply ignored their right to exist.The Western...
  • Four techniques to better photographs (Video)
    Four techniques to better photographs (Video)
    I get emails from many people asking about what is the best f-stop to use in a given situation, how to get the most out of slow shutter speeds or what to do when shooting in low light. The best skill that a photographer can develop has nothing to...
  • Pow Wow keeps memories and traditions alive in Clarksville, TN
    Pow Wow keeps memories and traditions alive in Clarksville, TN
    The land is still gently rolling in north Central Tennessee. The sun still rises like country made bread over the treetops and the birds still sing constantly.Not much has changed in hundreds of years here in the region which is roughly an hour...