3-D Cherokee Homeland

Using Google Earth, it is now possible to experience history in 3-D. Institutions such as the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) at the University of Arkansas are creating historically accurate models of Native America, as seen below.

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Wild South hopes to partner with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to produce 3-D virtual graphics of Mississippian Cherokee towns and villages within the Google Earth landscape. Using raw data, maps, and geographical information, it is possible to reconstruct Cherokee life starting with the historical era from 1700 to 1840.

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Explore the links below to learn more about CAST’s incredible reproductions of Nodena towns in Arkansas.

http://hampson.cast.uark.edu/nodena_3D.htm

http://cast.uark.edu/home/research/archaeology-and-historic-preservation/archaeological-geomatics/archaeological-laser-scanning/hampson-museum.html