Native American Pride
RIP - Wilma Mankiller, 1945-2010. Why she rocks: She was the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation for ten years. She overcame obstacles in a male-dominated leadership role. She developed projects to unite the men and women in her tribe, such as business and horticulture owning. Quote: “Growth is a painful process.” Because of this woman… there is hope for other young native american females to pursue leadership in their cultural groups.
Changing the Face of Medicine | FrancesOwl-Smith
Frances Owl-Smith, M.D., is the first woman of the Eastern Band Cherokee to become a physician, and a role model for her children and her tribe. She attended medical school as a mature student, inspired to set a good example for her young children, and has shaped her career in medicine to accommodate the needs of family life and fulfil her professional ambitions at the same time.
Visit These 12 Creepy Ghost Towns In Kentucky At Your Own Risk
Scuffletown KY - This famed Henderson County Civil War town got its first home in 1800 with a Cherokee and Shawnee family. In the late 1800s General Johnson led a group of Cherokee refugees there to be reunited with their families. The flood of 1913 took most the homes, and the flood of 1937 took the rest.
Joseph Martin's homestead. Lee county, Va. Martin's Station is in Ewing, Va. They have a wonderful Native event on Mother's Day weekend called "The Raid of Martin's Station." It is a battle between the Colonials and the Cherokee, in which the Cherokee raid the Fort and burn it! This is a must see if you are in the area! :)