Unto These Hills

Unto These Hills, Cherokee: Hours, Address, Unto These Hills Reviews: 4.5/5

Unto These Hills
4.5
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
About
2021 You can feel a slight chill run up your spine; but not from the mountain winds shifting their direction in anticipation of the coming dusk. It is from your anticipation of the coming drama. Unto These Hills drama is the 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. Millions of people have witnessed America’s most powerful drama, which rewrites the Cherokee’s place in the world. A place based on traditional Cherokee values and modern sensibilities.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Kitty M
Chesapeake, VA60 contributions
Amazing Drama for the Entire Family
Aug 2021
My family and I saw the first and last show of the 2021 season and it was such a moving and special experience. The professional cast of Cherokee and non-Cherokee actors were extremely effective in telling this history from first contact with De Soto's soldiers through the expulsion of the Cherokee from their own lands and the tragedy of the Trail of Tears, to the poignant return of many Cherokee to their beloved hills in western North Carolina. The drama weaves action and humor throughout the story and is unflinching in showing the ugly parts of the history, but also shows the humanity (or lack of humanity) of those who were part of these events. This is a show that will entertain your whole family and is a must see for anyone in the Cherokee area. Remember that the show goes on even in the rain. If you need a poncho, they sell them at a reasonable price at the gift shop. I highly recommend this show!
Written August 22, 2021
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PAUL B
Greenville, SC6 contributions
Moving Historical Drama
Aug 2021
The story of the Cherokee native Americans has been playing for over 70 years. After been disappointed by the "new" version about 15 years ago, my wife and I weren't sure how we would like this "original" version. Thankfully It was wonderful and has restored our confidence in recommending Unto These Hills without reservation to any who want to better understand history.
Written August 21, 2021
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Donald B
Central Florida, FL156 contributions
Moving tribute to the spirit of the Cherokee
Aug 2021
2nd time we've seen this production. It's a moving experience which exposes the deception of our government in dealing with Native Americans. Given what's happening in 2021 its easy to relate.

The viewer will gain some insight into the nation's history and the effect power has on the powerless. For me, having volunteered to work with various native groups over the last 25 years, this is a must-see event.

Production runs about 1 hr 45 min which includes a short intermission. The event is in an outdoor stadium so everyone has a good view. There is a snack stand and a small souvenir stand.

Given the outdoor performance this event has a limited run during summer months.
Written August 17, 2021
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EmmaLee S
6 contributions
Cherokee history through a dramatic presentation.
Aug 2021
Learn the history of the Cherokee from first contact with Spanish conquistador DeSoto through the Trail of Tears. Show also has some Cherokee dancing. Pre-show program starts at 7:30 with regional music. The main show is at 8 PM with a 10 minute intermission running until about 10 PM. Good outside seats in large amphitheater. Bring a rain coat as the show continues in light rain. Parking is next to the venue. This show along with a visit to the Cherokee Museum makes for an informative time in Cherokee, NC.
Written August 12, 2021
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Bruce K
Woodruff, SC133 contributions
Great Drama!
Aug 2021
Well staged production of the Cherokee Indians Trail of Tears, when they were forced from the Smoky Mountains to Oklahoma. They were deceived by the British into thinking they would get free land and five million dollars, and that the transportation would be provided for. They were actually given less than $100. Great sound effects and lighting. The drama is at night when it is much cooler. Concession stands are available. Seating is comfortable. The performances were impressive.
Written August 11, 2021
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Jacque V
3 contributions
It,s okay, but could be much better!
Jul 2021
I enjoyed learning about the history of the Cherokee, but the music and choreography during the drama did not seem authentic. I am sure the Cherokee did not do ballet leaps and spins. Also, no authentic language or songs or music. Also, no Indian attire (yes, I know that the Cherokee didn’t wear a lot of ceremonial attire), but it was a drama. The seats are uncomfortable and you have to get a stool if you are short, or your legs will go numb.

The pre-show entertainment was great.
Written August 9, 2021
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Jeff S
Gainesville, GA1,096 contributions
True story by professionals re-enactment of the Trail of Tears
Aug 2021 • Family
Highly recommend this show. It is a professionally done reenactment of the Trail of Tears and how the U.S. government forced the Cherokee people out of their land and walk to reservation in Oklahoma. It’s is a true fact filled live show that the entire family will enjoy.

Thank you to all who participated in organizing this play and to all those people over the years who performed and brought the story to life.
Written August 6, 2021
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David S
1 contribution
Amazing history lesson, and well told
Jul 2021
My wife was a little skeptical about whether she would enjoy this - but we both enjoyed it a lot. I'd highly recommend it as an excellent summary of the history of the Cherokee in Western North Carolina. The only thing about the story that may not be clear is the high degree to which the Cherokee had adapted and integrated themselves into American society in rural North Carolina. You can see it in one scene when a white woman who runs a local bar / general store attacks outsiders who want to steal the Cherokees' land and belongings.
Written July 31, 2021
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Cathy K
Morning View, KY2 contributions
Top entertainment.
Jul 2021 • Couples
So sorry I waited so long
Preshow great and outstanding production.
All staff were very helpful and friendly. Very conscious of making event top notch for me audience
Dance,history, music great.
Written July 29, 2021
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Janet D
Morristown, TN2 contributions
A must see!
Jul 2021 • Friends
I first saw Unto These Hills in the 60’s as a child and have been a few times since. It is always an enjoyable experience. I purchased the VIP tickets this time and highly recommend that. The backstage tour after the show was a wonderful experience that revealed all the hard work that goes into the show. We had great seats - D14 and 15. All the staff were courteous and went above and beyond to assist us.
Written July 28, 2021
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