The Cherokee Indian Fair and the Making of a Tourist Economy Public Deposited

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  • McKnight, Jr., H. Brent
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History
  • This article examines the history of the Cherokee Indian Fair in North Carolina during the early twentieth century, focusing on the role of agriculture and cultural performance as crucial elements of the fair’s success as a tourist attraction. It argues that the fair laid the framework for the Cherokee tourist economy, a legacy that tourists still see today.
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  • Traces: The UNC-Chapel Hill Journal of History
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  • 5
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  • 56
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  • 85
  • English
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  • Traces: The UNC-Chapel Hill Journal of History
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