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Students spend summer on Cherokee preservation projects

A group of Western Carolina University students spent much of the summer studying the diversity and preservation of Cherokee lands and heritage, a project that had them getting their hands dirty in an archaeological dig, conducting DNA studies of soil samples and examining microorganisms in elk droppings.
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Cherokee hosts Chancellor’s Regional Roundtable

Students in Laura Pinnix's class at Cherokee High School demonstrated their proficiency in the Cherokee language by responding to the roll call and singing songs in Cherokee during a recent visit by Western Carolina University Chancellor John Bardo.