Silver Dollar City presents an all-new experience for the opening weeks of the National Crafts & Cowboy Festival.
Step into the Cherokee Indian Trading Posts in the Red Gold Courtyard and witness Native American artisans demonstrate traditional crafts that are staples of the Native American culture and heritage. See demonstrations of flute making, cooking, bow making and pottery while learning about how these beautiful hand-made items are created by these talented artists.
These artisans are all Cherokee National Treasures, a prestigious honor bestowed upon those with an outstanding knowledge of the Cherokee culture and arts. Artisans scheduled to appear include:
Tommy Wildcat: Tommy Wildcat is a former winner of the Native American Music Award for Flutist of the Year. He has been making flutes and blowguns for more than a quarter century and has performed on four European tours, countless historic sites and at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
Lisa Rutherford: Lisa Rutherford is an accomplished artist who works with several different mediums. You'll be amazed by her live pottery demonstrations.
Richard Fields: See Richard Fields demonstrate the art of bow making and watch him cook grape dumplings, fry bread and Kanuchi in authentic Native American fashion.
Schedule and lineup subject to change.