On this episode, Cherokee-style girls basketball, big wins, and an even bigger following. Plus, she’s credited with reviving the lost art of Cherokee pottery. A look back at Cherokee National Treasure Anna Mitchell’s legacy. And humor as therapy. One man’s quest to bring a little bit of joy to children who need it most.


In Cherokee communities, basketball is a big deal. From the youngest players in elementary school to independent men’s, women’s, and coed teams, around the Cherokee Nation, it’s called Indian ball… and the Sequoyah varsity girls do it best, earning thousands of fans who never miss a game.

Anna Mitchell is sometimes called the grandmother of Cherokee pottery. She was the first woman to be named a Cherokee National Treasure for her work reviving the lost art of traditional Cherokee pottery making.

Humor therapy. It’s a way to help people forget about their worries and live in a happier moment. For Cherokee nation citizen Larry Daugherty, it’s a passion and a cause near to his heart.

Hunter’s Home in Park Hill, Oklahoma lies just south of the Cherokee Nation capital of Tahlequah. It was here where a prominent couple built their home after their forced removal from Tennessee.

Today, Hunter’s Home is celebrated as the only surviving antebellum plantation in Oklahoma – a place where visitors can step back in time and see what life was like in the 1850s.

Cherokee Immersion School student Edwin and speaker Betty Frogg teach us the Cherokee way to say “Hello my name is,” and “Come here.”

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