Stories of The Cherokee with Storyteller Shawn Crowe



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Tobacco and the Cherokee

In this episode of “Stories of the Cherokee” with Cherokee storyteller Shawn Crowe, we hear about how the Cherokee have used tobacco in their daily lives for centuries.  He shares with us the legend of how tobacco was brought back to the tribe with the geese and the hummingbird. Other legends are discussed about how tobacco was used by the medicine men of the tribe to cure ills and snake bites…and about the symbolic ritual in honoring the four-directions.


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The Legend of Kanti and Selu

This podcast, Stories of the Cherokee, shares with you the Cherokee Legend of Kanti and Selu.  

Told by Shawn Crowe, Cherokee storyteller, we hear the origin of game and corn.



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The Rickman General Store


Rick Brogden from Cowee Mountain in Macon County. Rick’s grandfather, Tom Rickman, was the owner of the historic (1890s) Rickman General Store. Rick talks about his experiences growing up as a child in the store.