This weekend's Native American Cultural Celebration at the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville uses pop culture as an entry point. Activities stretch from Friday morning through Sunday afternoon.
Author William Matson will speak at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville. He'll be joined by Crazy Horse family elder Floyd Clown, Sr.. The two will discuss and sign their collaborative book Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior's Life and Legacy.
More than a hundred people turned out to Lowell City Hall Thursday to oppose the paving of a small section of North Old Wire Road between Lowell and Rogers. Residents provided numerous reasons for wanting to keep the road as it is, one of them was the area’s historical significance, which includes ties to the Trail of Tears, the Butterfield Overland Stage Coach Route and the Civil War.
The three federally recognized tribes of Cherokee people have declared a State of Emergency for the Cherokee language. According to a recent count, of 400,000 Cherokees, about 2,100 are fluent Cherokee speakers. The emergency resolution acknowledges the language is endangered and revitalization programs have to be enhanced to prevent its extinction.
The Cherokee Nation is searching for five-foot tall, iron boundary markers put in by the U.S. General Land Office in the mid-19th century. The survey monuments were used to designate the boundary between the Cherokee and Creek Nation territories after both tribes were pushed into what is now Oklahoma. The markers are just as important now as they were then since they trump later land surveys.