Historical Trails, Cherokees, and the Civil War

At Wild South, a large part of the Cultural Heritage department’s work is focused on researching and mapping historical trails on public lands. These trails tie us to the past, illustrating how ways of life have changed over time. Many trails and roads are directly connected to the history of the United States. For example, […]

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 […]

Wild South Collects Rare Cherokee Documents at Harvard University

Wild South’s cultural heritage team spent a week in Cambridge, MA collecting primary Cherokee records at Harvard University’s Houghton and Lamont Libraries. The team photographed 17,795 new digital images of missionary records ranging from 1818 to about 1850. Hundreds of Cherokee children are listed in the records, which include syllabary, class materials, and lists of […]

Let Your Cherokee Journey Begin

My name is Lamar Marshall and I live in the Cowee Mountains of Western North Carolina just south of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Wild South began its cultural heritage work decades ago down in Alabama working to save important historical sites on public lands. Eventually, we worked with the Alabama Chapter of the […]