Monthly Archives: July 2011

I asked Granny Lou if robbing the meal wagon was a sin

Please welcome guest author Barbara Taylor Woodall, whose family memoir It’s Not My Mountain Anymore has just been published by Ammons Sisters Publishing/Catch the Spirit of Appalachia imprint. Woodall was born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains of North Georgia. She graduated from Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School in 1973 and is a ‘Foxfire’ veteran. It’s Not […]

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Happy Independence Day everyone!

Get yourself over to Norris, TN today if you can, and treat yourself and the family to an authentic Appalachian Fourth of July tradition: the anvil shoot. The Museum of Appalachia will be celebrating the day with an explosion of sound. Says their website: Folks as far as 15 miles away have reported hearing our […]

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No Appalachian History Weekly podcast today

Wishing everyone a wonderful Independence Day holiday. As we gather round our BBQ festivities and set up to watch fireworks displays, let’s not forget that freedom ain’t ever free. We’ll be back with the podcast next week. Tweet Send to Kindle

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The preacher threw the dirt out of Unatsi’s grave and robbed it

STORY OF A CHEROKEE INDIAN FAMILY CHARACTERS Hogbite [‘hogbite’] His wife Zetella [‘crane’]. Their daughter, Unatsi [‘snow’]. Their baby boy, name unknown. In 1835 the blacksmith Hogbite and his wife, Zetella, with their daughter Unatsi, fourteen, and their baby boy, six months old, crossed the Nantahala mountains to Franklin. On their return in the evening, […]

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