Geography Lessons

Throughout the years, museum and research institutions have often ignored or misconstrued Native histories. Likewise, many school curriculums have failed to include lessons that feature oral traditions, traditional ecological knowledge, or even more recent legislature that affects Native peoples.

Wild South has collected thousands of images of rare and unpublished records relating to the Cherokee landscape, including place names, settlement locations, and trails. It is our hope to share this information with the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians and the community at large.

1750 Cherokee Cabin

Explore our geography lessons to learn more about the Cherokee landscape, culture, and history. Each lesson is broken down into a different theme with appropriate photos and maps.

Lesson One: The Cherokee Territorial Claim

Lesson Two: Towns and Settlements

Lesson Three: The Deerskin Trade

Lesson Four: Trails

Lesson Five: Cherokee Historical Ecology