MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

November 3, 2013

UKB offers cultural series


— TAHLEQUAH — The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians offer fall and spring cultural gathering and harvesting classes. Participants will learn about the Keetoowah Cherokee seasonal gatherings and the uses of natural materials.

Part one of the fall series begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the John Hair Cultural Center and Museum. Participants will go to the field and learn how to identify, gather, and preserve natural materials such as honey-suckle and buck brush for basket making. The second part of the fall series will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 16. Activities will be held around an open fire where participants will learn how to prepare and use the natural material to make their own basket.

The fall series is $20 per person and includes both sessions. This series is open to all adults. Transportation to the gathering site, tools and lunch will be provided. UKB members receive 50 percent discount with UKB tribal enrollment card.

Information: (918) 772-4389.