The Cherokee Landscape and Buffalo Economy

At the dawn of the historical era, perhaps between 1400 to near 1800, several ecological events coalesced to change the way of life for native peoples living east of the Mississippi River.  For centuries, native people created agriscapes across parts of Eastern America, which included clearing fields, creating grasslands and savannas, and promoting rivercane in […]

A Review of Cultural Heritage in 2015

2015 was another exciting and productive year for Wild South’s Cultural Heritage Department. In March, Wild South received a grant from the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina to continue our cultural heritage work for another year. In November, we received an additional grant from the Cherokee Preservation Foundation. Our work would not be possible […]