Cherokee Days 2017 - Flute and Storytelling by John Toineeta 1
The museum's fourth annual Cherokee Days Festival brings together members from the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes (Cherokee Nation, United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians) to celebrate and share their culture, history, and arts with the public. In this segment, John Toineeta of the Eastern Band of Cherokee plays flute and tells traditional stories, including the 'possum story and a story about a young bear waking up early from hibernation. This is the first of two performances by him that were webcast and recorded that day. The performance was webcast live and recorded on April 1, 2017 in the Potomac Atrium of the National Museum of the American Indian.