1 Junaluska Road
Nantahala National Forest, Robbinsville, NC 28771
Famed Cherokee warrior and leader Junaluska will be honored in a ceremony on Friday, Nov. 8 starting around 9:30am. EBCI tribal members & descendant will participate as part of the wreath laying ceremonies at his gravesite located near Robbinsville, NC.
The Junaluska Memorial and Museum honor this Cherokee leader who was held in high esteem by both Cherokees and whites. Seven large granite markers erected around his grave tell the story of his life, 1776-1858, which was shaped by the events of the turbulent period leading up to and following Removal. The Junaluska Museum provides further information about his life. There, exhibits of artifacts from the Cheoah Valley date back more than 6,000 years, and information on the Trail of Tears is presented. Please call the museum for more information.