The Museum of the Cherokee Indian offers courses that combine accurate information and scholarly content with the voices of Cherokee people and experiences on the Qualla Boundary. Since 1999, the museum has been offering the Cherokee History and Culture Institute for educators from all over the country, taught by Barbara Duncan, Ph.D., along with members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

Cherokee History and Culture Institute

The Cherokee History and Culture Institute will be offered for educators July 14-19, 2014 at the Museum. This interdisciplinary course covers Cherokee archaeology, anthropology, history, folklore and literature, geography, and more. Every day includes field trips and presentations by Cherokee people in addition to readings and classroom discussions. $500 per person. For more info:


Museum members at the Friend level or higher receive a discount.