Located in Graham County, NC, and associated with the history of Eastern Brand of the Cherokee Indians, the Cherokee Indian Museum retains a unique collection of original artifacts used by the Cherokee Indians long time ago.Through the displays and modern computer images, the Museum is not only attractive place for children, but also for adult and elder who concerns about the history Graham County through the development of Cherokee Indians Society. Therefore, Van Romans, from Walt Disney Imagineering, Glendale, California, said that ““The Museum of the Cherokee Indian is revolutionary in its ability to tell stories, and should be a model to other museums that are struggling to engage their audience with their message”. Come and visit the museum, visitors can explore the untold story of the Cherokee Indians Society by own way.
Take a step back in the time of the Cherokee Indians, the Qualla Boundary is known as the home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. In the 1800’s, because Cherokee people do not live on the land that given by the federal government, the tribal members had purchased 57,000 acres of property to settle down , which is called the Qualla Boundary. The Qualla Boundary is owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee.The Qualla Boundary “ is located in western North Carolina adjacent to the southern end of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The main part of the Boundary lies in eastern Swain County and northern Jackson County, but there are many smaller non-contiguous sections to the southwest in Cherokee County and Graham County. A very small part of the Qualla Boundary extends eastward into Haywood County. There are more than 13,300 enrolled members of EBCI and approximately 60% live on the Qualla Boundary” (1).