Discover, surrounded by traditional Cherokee values and modern sensibilities, one of America’s most powerful dramas which rewrites the Cherokee’s place in the world.
Starting from feeling a chill, not only from the mountain winds shifting their direction but from the anticipation of the start of the live drama. Then, you will experience a tragic and triumphant story of the Cherokee that traces back to the years before the heartbreak of the Trail of Tears to the present day.
Next, the play opens with the arrival of the Spanish Conquistador, Hernando DeSoto in 1540. Then, the discovery of gold in Cherokee County in 1835 sets the stage for tribal lands to be overrun and generally disregard the cultural practices and freedoms of the Native population. Also, during this time, unscrupulous land agents descend upon the area, carrying out the Manifest Destiny ideology, as well as creating deep divisions among the Cherokee people. It is at this point where the heartbreaking story of Tsali and his family begins to unfold. At the end of the play, you'll marvel at the sculpted imagery and effective emotional symmetry, symbolizing the re-emergence of a people whose spiritual fortitude, social complexities, and human courage will never be broken.