EPISODE 607

In this episode, we meet Cherokee designer Kenny Glass who creates one-of-a-kind pieces by blending traditional patterns with bold colors and contemporary design. We join in on a Cherokee tradition of harvesting wishi, a mushroom and coveted delicacy led by the teachings of our elders. Many people are not aware the Cherokee Nation has its own police force. The Cherokee Marshal Service serves the Nation’s 14 counties in jurisdiction but with a mission to help wherever they are needed. In our Cherokee Almanac, we learn the story of a young 19th century Cherokee woman named Catharine Brown and how she navigated the uncertain times.

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IN THIS EPISODE

Wishi, A Cherokee Delicacy

Traditionally, Cherokee people learn how and what to forage from our elders. Come along as Cherokee elder Loretta Shade takes us to her family’s favorite place to find the mysterious mushroom known as wishi.

Kenny Glass, Fabric of a People

Cherokee Nation citizen Kenny Glass brings bold colors and traditional patterns into his contemporary designs. His one-of-a-kind pieces bring Cherokee design into the fashion world.

Cherokee Protectors, The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service

Many people are unaware the Cherokee Nation has its own police force. The Cherokee Marshal Service has jurisdiction throughout the Nation’s 14 counties but a mission to help wherever they’re needed.

Cherokee Almanac: Catharine Brown

In the early 19th century, Cherokee people strove to understand the culture of encroaching white settlers. In this Cherokee Almanac, we learn the story of a young Cherokee woman named Catharine Brown, and how she navigated those uncertain times.

Let's Talk Cherokee

Cherokee Language Immersion School instructor Betty Frogg and student Olivia Wildcat talk Cherokee and teach us the following Cherokee phrases: I am eating, Two of us are eating, A group of us are eating.