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Thursday, June 09, 2011

North Carolina Trip-- Indian Village

Our cabin was not too far from Cherokee, where we toured the Oconaluftee Indian Village. I really enjoyed learning about the Cherokee culture, crafts, and way of life. It amazes me how resourceful the Native American cultures were.  

It did make me appreciate our living conditions though. This house below is smaller than my bedroom-- and I don't have a terribly big bedroom. Their true living quarters were outdoors-- and the surroundings (as I've mentioned before) are beautiful.

The kids seemed to enjoy the village as well. Of course any time with cousins on vacation is a good time.

We got one of the guides to take this picture of our entire "clan" in one of the clan huts. I'm happy to be part of the Pyne Family clan. :)

The highlight of the experience was a pottery class my Mom arranged for the kids. They let the adults participate, too. It was fun to see everyone take a clump of clay and turn it into a beautiful, unique pot.


Abbi said...

I love that picture of all 19 of us! You look super good in that picture.

Michelle Pyne said...

Have you fired your pots yet? I haven't but want to try to soon. I'll let you know if it is successful.