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Weynema Smith: To Live a Cherokee Life


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January 09, 2024 –
May 11, 2024
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism

For Weynema Smith, life is most meaningful when understood in the Cherokee language. Named a Cherokee National Treasure for Lifeways and Language Preservation in 2022, Weynema has spent a lifetime teaching the Cherokee language and sharing her profound knowledge of our culture. A new exhibit celebrates her life and mission through the lens of the Cherokee language. “Weynema Smith: To Live a Cherokee Life” includes stories, family photos and various traditional artisan works — including basketry, beadwork and a tear dress — to illustrate her story with special emphasis on the Cherokee language. See the exhibit on display at the Saline Courthouse Museum starting January 9, 2024, through May 11, 2024.

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