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Lunch and Learn: Cherokee Women- Invincible Spirits

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:00pm until 1:00pm

Public Historian Dr. Alice Taylor-Colbert presents an exploration of the lives of Cherokee women from the time before Europeans arrived in the Americas to the twenty-first century. Using Cherokee myths, visual images, and artifacts crafted by the hands of Cherokee women, historian Alice Taylor-Colbert will weave a story of some of the most powerful women who have walked our earth. Their bravery, tenacity, adaptability, and resilience will provide lessons for all of us in preserving both our heritage and our spirits. Free and open to the public! For more details about this event, please visit the website here.

Location Details:

119 South Main St.
Lancaster, SC 29720
Phone:
(803) 313-7172
Email:
usclnasp@mailbox.sc.edu

Lancaster County sits within the lands once held by the Catawba Indian Nation, and the current Catawba Reservation is located about 15 miles from the campus of USC Lancaster. With strong geographical and historical ties to the Catawba, USCL has begun to develop curricular and public programs focused on Native American art and culture, with a special emphasis on the Catawba and other Native communities in South Carolina. The Center houses the world’s largest single collection of Catawba Indian pottery, five galleries, the only archive in South Carolina devoted in Native American history and culture, an archaeology lab, meeting and classroom spaces, and more.  Launched in 2018, the Native American South Carolina Archive (NASCA) is a comprehensive digital archive for tribal histories, photos, correspondence, oral histories, and more (www.nativesouthcarolina.org). Every March, USCL hosts Native American Studies Week with lectures, performances, and arts and crafts sales. The gardens are a site on the summer SC Ag + Art Tour.  Admission is free.