Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band Councils to Meet
RED CLAY, Tenn. — The Tribal Councils of the Cherokee Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will meet in a joint council meeting in Red Clay, Tenn., as part of a special three-day festival that will include the running of the eternal flame from Cherokee, N.C., to Red Clay.
The event, which will be held April 16 – 18 at the Red Clay State Historic Site near Cleveland, Tenn., will commemorate the Red Clay Reunion of 1984, when the Eastern Band and the Cherokee Nation met together for the first time since the National Council met at Red Clay in 1837, the last Council meeting before the Trail of Tears. This year marks the 25th anniversary of that meeting.
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