Sat, May 21

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Ashby's Fort Museum

Cherokee Culture Day

Learn from two amazing interpreters at the museum portraying Ostenaco - Cherokee War Chief, and Otaes (o-ty-es) - Cherokee War Woman. 

Cherokee Culture Day

Time & Location

May 21, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

Ashby's Fort Museum, 227 Dans Run Rd, Fort Ashby, WV 26719, USA

About the event

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 21st, from 10-4.  We will have two amazing interpreters at the museum portraying Ostenaco - Cherokee War Chief, and Otaes (o-ty-es) - Cherokee War Woman.  The Cherokees were one of only two Indian nations who sided with the British during the French & Indian War.  Come watch and listen to Doug Wood who portrays Ostenaco, as he leads you through a warrior walk, describes scouting techniques, and explains how Indians conducted war.  Doug will also demonstrate prisoner treatment and why Indians took prisoners.

Otaes, portrayed by Dianne Anestis, will talk about her vital role in Cherokee society as a War Woman and Medicine Woman, how that differed from most Indian nations, and her role in prisoner care.

Doug and Dianne have years and years of experience with Delaware and Cherokee customs, clothing, food, medicine, combat techniques, and day to day life.  These presentations are hands-on, will be held outside if it's nice, inside if it's not, and are appropriate for all ages, so come have fun!

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