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Where the Red Fern Grows, a Cherokee Legacy

Posted April 1, 2018 in Features, Season 4, Segments

It’s one of the most iconic childhood movies ever. “Where the Red Fern Grows” is a coming-of-age story about a boy and his two coon dogs set and filmed in Cherokee and Adair counties at a time when life was simple and family values were at a premium. Learn more about Cherokee author Wilson Rawls, and meet Cherokee Nation citizens and others who were part of the 1974 movie as they give behind the scenes insight to the classic novel brought to life in the hills of the Cherokee Nation.