, Muskogee, OK

November 10, 2013

Cherokee Nation to host class

— TAHLEQUAH — As part of the celebration of Native American Heritage Month and “Rock Your Mocs Day,” Cherokee Nation officials are hosting a free class Nov. 15 for participants to create a pair of moccasins.  

The class will be held at the John Ross Museum from 9 a.m. to noon. All materials will be provided to make traditional pucker-toe moccasins. The course will be taught by Mary Horsechief with assistance from Tonia Weavel.

Registration is limited to 25 people on a first come, first served basis. Registration requests must be sent to

“Rock Your Mocs Day” was founded in 2011 by Laguna Pueblo member Jessica Atsye, in an effort to unite all tribes by its individuals wearing moccasins on Nov. 15 and then sharing a photo on social media. The preferred hashtag for this year is #RYM2013.

For more information about the national event, visit

The John Ross Museum highlights the life of John Ross, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation for more than 38 years, and houses exhibits and interactive displays on the Trail of Tears, Civil War, Cherokee Golden Age and Cherokee Nation’s passion for the education of its people.

For information on Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism, including museum operations, please call (877) 779-6977 or visit