Wow. Where to start? The 2009 Planting of the Corn gathering took place on April 3-5 at the Hog Heaven campground just outside of Tellico Plains. There was a good spirit throughout. Clans attended from as far as Mississippi, Massachutsets, and Central Florida.
We had a horseshoe tournament, a hog roast with Florida Swamp Chicken on the side (that's alligator for you Northern Folk), and a Cherokee wedding. Then of course we had our ceremonies. A number of people were renamed for various reasons, and several new members received names. When I receive the list of names I will post it here.
The warriors had a meeting, the women had a meeting, and the young people had their own meeting as well. Our new Head Warrior, White Horse, has a lot of good ideas he wants to share with the clans. We have a new Top Warrior as well - Man Tracker, and we have an acting Medicine Man, Red Hawk.
We have a new clan, the Wild Potato Clan of Bulls Gap, Tennessee.
Principal Chief Man Many Trees let it be known that anyone wanting to camp with him can contact him to set it up.
For pictures of the gathering, Click here.