In Memory of Rev. Robert Bushyhead, of the Eastern Band of
Cherokee Indians, resident of the Qualla Boundary. One of the last
great speakers of the Cherokee language and historian. Loved by all.
Carmaleta Montieth, the first
Chairman of the Georgia Commission of Indian Affairs.
Retired now and living in Cherokee, NC. A member of the
Eastern Band. Still a hard worker in native affairs, especially
active with the NAIWA, (Native American Indian
Eddie Bushyhead, son of Robert
Bushyhead, now Director of Cultural affairs of the Eastern Band,
a good friend of Georgia Cherokees, and a tireless worker in
keeping the culture and history alive.
Walker Calhoun, of Cherokee,
NC. Winner of the National endowments of the Arts Medal
for his keeping the ways and Dances alive among the Cherokee
Pat Sneed, a resident of the
Qualla Boundary, a relative of the Executive Director of GTEC
and member of the Eastern Band, born in 1908, 95 years old,
and still going strong.
Paul Thomas, Chief Elder, Cherokee
Nation, Tahlaquah, OK, Chief of the Elders Society, loved by
The Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee
is recognized by the following:
Band of Cherokee Indians
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians
Cherokees of California, Inc.
Band of Western Cherokee
Carolina Indians - The Cherokee