Native Americans

Cultural Indian Heritage

There is so much about indigenous people of the Americas that is still unknown to most people. Cultural Indian Heritage is history that we could all learn more about because it is so rich in story and diversity and true wisdom. In my own hometown, near Asheville, N. C., the Cherokee’s cultivated the earth, and named what is now known as the “French Broad River,” the “Antiqua.” It was the Europeans that named the river that runs through Asheville, the French Broad River.

Native Americans from various tribes

Portraits of Native Americans from the Cherokee, Cheyenne, Choctaw, Comanche, Iroquois, and Muscogee tribes in American attire. Photos date from 1868 to 1924.

There are these small hidden details of stories that exist all over the country with various tribes and places. Perhaps you know a story in the place where you live. Cultural Indian Heritage is a worldwide mystery to most people in other countries. At the ITB 2012 show in Berlin, Indigenous people from the Americas are there to tell their tales, and bring awareness to the world about cultural Indian Heritage.

“The most surprising question for me was: Do Indians still exist?” said Kody Bedoni, a Navajo graphic arts student whose family owns and operates Monument Valley Tours on the Utah/Arizona border portion of the Navajo Nation.

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