Cherokee Cultural Society of Houston
19414 E. Hwy 6
Alvin, Texas 77511
281-331-9788

www.ccshouston.org


The purpose of the Cherokee Cultural Society of Houston is to build Community, to preserve
Cherokee heritage, to perpetuate the Cherokee Culture and to build the future of our people.


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November is Native American Heritage Month
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In most Eastern Native American cultures, the people would use this time to harvest crops . This also was the time many tribes would all be planning the big feast for giving of "Thanks". These festivals were to celebrate a bountiful harvest and to give thanks to the Creator for all his provisions for that year.
At this big feast or festival many prayers of thanks were given, ceremonial dances performed and songs were sung for the Creator. Also at these festivals, a huge feast would take place. The people would eat, sing, dance and give prayers of thanks for many days.

The first Native Americans to celebrate the "Giving of Thanks" with the European settlers is the Wampanoag in 1621.

 

 

Currently CCS is inactive in all CCS functions. It has been extremely hard to schedule events with little participations from members.The Board Members have been concentrating on school and business presentations. This enables us to visit schools and business' and give a brief presentation on the heritage, culture and history of the Cherokee. If you would like to schedule a presentation, just send us an email or phone call.

If you would like to participate in a demonstration or presentation, just email or give us a phone call

 

Hurricane Ike did some extreme damage to the stomp grounds.
Help with labor and equipment are greatly needed.
Contact Joe Davis at
281-399-1661

New calendars have been posted!

If you would like to post to our calander just email us or give us a call. All postings must be Native American related. Please provide place, date, time and a contact name, contact number and/or website for the event. The best information is the best way to spread the information. Please allow at least 2 weeks for postings to be posted to the calendars.

 

Events

Upcoming Houston
Pow-Wows !


19th Annual Championship Pow-Wow
November 8-9, 2008
Traders Village
7979 N. Eldridge
Houston, TX. 77041

Visitwww.powwows.com

 

Houston Pow-Wow and
Native American Arts and Crafts
November 15, 2008
3660 Westcenter Blvd
Houston, TX. 77042

Visit www.powwows.com


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Last updated on October 19, 2008

This site maintained by Annette Elkins Brown
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