In the mountains of western North Carolina, Cherokee foodways have endured for centuries, an integral part of the tribe’s identity. NC Cooperative Extension works to ensure that those traditions are not lost.
True Grit in Cherokee
One of the few operational gristmills in North Carolina, Saunooke’s Mill & Shop converted the power of the Oconaluftee River into a family business.
Speaking in Code
How Cherokee soldiers from North Carolina created an unbreakable code during World War I.
The 1960s: In the Spirit of Service
The Cherokee Boys Club transforms the lives of its members — and the community — with help from its manager. Although not a Cherokee by blood, his devotion earns him honorary status in the tribe.