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Catawba Cultural Center

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gjvision wrote a review Aug 2018
Okahumpka, Florida130 contributions33 helpful votes
It’s out of the way and takes a while to get there but we really enjoyed this museum and gift shop. It was very hot the day we were there but cool inside. The girl working was very willing to answer questions and seemed quite knowledgeable. She said her great grandfather used to go out seeking to kill whites and take their scalps. You don’t hear that kind of family story very often. She also told us their language was “dead” and no one spoke it anymore. They are recreating it from listening to tapes from years ago and teaching it to youngsters in their Headstart program. Well worth the drive but we couldn’t have found it without our navigation system.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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cryssy501 wrote a review Jun 2018
Kissimmee, Florida9 contributions3 helpful votes
We did like that you could learn some words in the native tongue, but disappointed that there wasn't more to see or at least some hands on things to do. The gift shop was really nice, however, so we did not leave empty-handed.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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James L wrote a review Jul 2017
Aruba277 contributions34 helpful votes
The cultural center is small, but well done. I learned some things. For example, did you know that baskets can and have been made of pine needles? They are amazing. We spent maybe 45 minutes and saw everything that (we believe) was open to the public. Getting a closer look at native American history is always of interest.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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Bradley S wrote a review May 2017
Rock Hill SC, United States10 contributions5 helpful votes
I was fascinated by the history of this little known Native American tribe on the Catawba river. The creative genius of the ceramic artistry of its people amazed me.Tremendous pride in cultural preservation is evident but unfortunately it becomes immediately clear that financial support is just not there to make this venue what it really needs to be which is 'awesome'! A tiny three room gift shop full of the usual gift stuff' mingled with some excellent ceramic works by the tribes' artists. The entire operation reminds me of a Ma and Pa ' grocery somewhere out in the country. They need much help in museum exhibition.
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Date of experience: October 2016
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798cherryd wrote a review Dec 2016
Lancaster, South Carolina125 contributions29 helpful votes
Excellent representation of the Catawba Nation. Native American artwork is incredible and staff is friendly and helpful.
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Date of experience: February 2016
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