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major Ridge, play by gibbs Wes Studi, and also his other Cherokee leaders exit the Cherokee Meeting residence at new Echota historic Site. This historically specific replica of the Cherokee Meeting house is situated in brand-new Echota, the funding of the Cherokee nation almost 200 year ago.

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Cherokee Elder Woodrow Ross from Oklahoma put on the traditional Cherokee clothing, jewelry and also headdress worn in the at an early stage 19th century (minus the glasses that course). An essential hair stylist, Coni Andress checks on his hair extensions.

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Stickball is a game played by plenty of Native American tribes and is the originator the the modern game of lacrosse. Stickball was traditionally played as a component of countless important celebrations and also the game could include numerous players and last for number of days. Referred to as "little brothers of war" in Cherokee, stickball was regularly used to settle disputes between tribes. The production team was lucky to have actually stickball players from the Eastern band of Cherokee come and also recreate the game. Today the game is not restricted to tribal celebrations -- university of Georgia and many various other schools in the Southeast have actually stickball teams and are help to keep this 400-year-old video game alive.

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Director kris Eyre city hall a rehearsal with Robin Jumper, one of the many non-professional actors who functioned hard to recognize the unfamiliar civilization of attribute films.

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Director chris Eyre complies with the camera crew throughout a rehearsal of a complicated steadicam shot, in which the photographer walks through the camera strapped to his body. Actors, Wesley French (right) and Will Finley (left) hit your marks.