About MotCP

Established in 1948, the Museum of the Cherokee People is one of the longest-operating tribal museums in the country

Located in Cherokee, North Carolina on the Qualla Boundary, the sovereign land of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and ancestral homelands of all Cherokees, the Museum shares the history, culture, and stories of the Cherokee people through its exhibitions, collections, and programs.

Experience the Museum of the Cherokee People

Atsila Anotasgi Cultural Specialists

A group of motivated and passionate young artists, storytellers, singers, dancers, researchers, Cherokee language learners, and knowledge seekers, comprised entirely of enrolled members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians who educate non-Indigenous and Indigenous communities about Eastern Cherokee belief systems, concepts, song and dance, and traditions through lectures, dance performances, art demonstrations, and storytelling sessions.

School Opportunities

Your school, youth, or learning group is invited to enjoy the many ways to experience the Museum of the Cherokee People, including museum-based tours or self-guided visits.

Community Learning Opportunities

The Museum of the Cherokee People is proud to offer community learning opportunities for citizens of federally-recognized tribes both on-site at the Museum and virtually. These hands-on workshops, classes, lectures, and events exist for tribal members to deepen their connection to Cherokee culture, traditions, and craft.

Cherokee History

Learn more about the Cherokee story.