NC Celebrates Native American Tribes

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The 18th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration is taking place Nov. 22 and 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Thousands of people are expected to participate in this annual event that pays homage to the eight state-recognized tribes.

The Coharie, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Hali-wa-Saponi, Lumbee, Meherrin, Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, Sappony, and Waccamaw-Siouan are represented by craftspeople that create pottery, baskets, jewelry, weapons, beadwork, baskets, fishing and hunting tools.

This event is designed to shine the light on North Carolina’s American Indian population — the largest of any state east of the Mississippi River.

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