Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Oconaluftee Indian Village

After Newfound Gap, we headed to Oconaluftee Indian Village. We ate a picnic lunch before heading into the village. Once inside, we watched several Indian dances and then toured the village. We watched several different kinds of weaving, making a canoe, a hunting demonstration, and saw various types of houses the Cherokee Indians have lived in through the years. Our last stop was the gift shop. The owner gave Emmaline and Kayla matching necklaces. I don't know if she has a family member with Down syndrome or what, but it was nice that she appreciated the uniqueness of both girls.
The Gang eating lunch
Emmy and Mommy
Katie, Ellie, and Jacob by a hut
(Jacob is trying to show the bug crawling on his arm.)
Mommy and the kiddos outside a log cabin
The Harvesting Dance
Emmaline and Daddy
She loved the dancing and would clap after each one.
Jacob next to some beadwork

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