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The Story of the Pinetree and the Sparrow

  Today I would like to share with you the story of the Pinetree and the Sparrow.  Back when the world was young all of the animals and trees could talk to each other winter was coming. The Sparrow was injured and was not strong enough to fly away, so he sent his family on to the Southern regions and deccided to stay behind and heal. Injured he knew he would not survive the winter without shelter. So he asked the trees for help. Sparrow went from tree to tree asking them to shelter him in the cold months. One by one they gave him excuses and refused to give him shelter. There was only one tree left, the lowly...

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Sequoyah and Tha Talking Leaves

  Today I would like to tell you the story of Sequoyah, also known as George Guess.  Though he never went to school he was a man of intelligence and many talents. Raised by a single mother he learned how to run a store at a young age. In later years he learned both blacksmithing and silversmithing, but that is not what he is best known for.  Sequoyah noticed that the white men who came to his store communicated with "taking leaves". As a businessman he knew what an advantage that was. At the time there was no written language for the Cherokee.language. Around 1809 Sequoyah set upon the task of changing that. At first he thought we would try...

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The Water Spider or the Story of the First Fire

          In Cherokee Creation stories the story fo the The water spider is often called the Story fo the First Fire. These storeis are woven together  In the begining all of the animals  lived together in harmony on an island and when it rained they were wet and cold. The animals were cold so the bear had called a council and gathered all the animals, birds, and insects to discuss how they could keep from freezing in the winter. Many ideas were passed back and forth some suggested maybe we should get the sun to come out of the sky. Nothing was resolved, and so taking a break the animals walked out of the council house. A...

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The Etowah Story

  Etowah is an opportunity for us to be the keepers of the story.  Etowah is who we are and where we come from, both literally and figuratively. We carry the spirit of those who lived in this little one room schoolhouse town. We carry the spirit of those hard-working men who built houses of logs and of those brave women who were stalked by mountain lions.  We drew our inspiration for The Etowah Collection from the stories we have and the people we knew. We only wish we had more stories. It is our job to keep these stories and pass them down as a legacy to future generations.  Won’t you go with us in Etowah as we take...

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Three Ways to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Three Ways to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month. November is Native American Heritage Month -- There are so many ways to participate. Some ideas we love here at Cherokee Copper are -- Attend some of the Native American Cultural Events that are happening this month. - If you are in the Tulsa area a few places are offering cultural events. November 9 - The Gathering Place, November 16 -The Mother Road Market November 17 - Gilcrease Museum Read the works of Native American Authors ​There There by Tommy Orange Crazy Brave by Poet Laureate - Joy Harjo - Shop and Do Business with Native American Businesses B Yellowtail -Clothing Cherokee Copper -Jewelry and Gifts Northwest Native Designs -- Furniture and Decor...

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