Collections > Traces: The UNC-Chapel Hill Journal of History > Traces Volume 5 > The Cherokee Indian Fair and the Making of a Tourist Economy
pdf

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.