Everybody's National Parks | ENP 6.6 Great Smoky Mountains: Archeology and Cultural History
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  • ENP 6.6 Great Smoky Mountains: Archeology and Cultural History
    06/05/2018
    Bryan discusses the diverse and rich history of Great Smoky Mountains National Park with park archeologist, Heath Bailey and interpretive park ranger Florie Takaki. Come for the great vistas and great hikes, stay for the cultural history.

     

    Discussion includes the following:
     
    • What is an archeologist and what does Heath do for the park? (1:09)
    • Scope of archeology in the park and accessibility to visitors (4:54)
    • Where to find known CCC lookout sites (6:57)
    • Original Trails Preceding Park (8:25)
    • Native American Sites (9:52)
    • What to do if you come across artifacts (11:41)
    • Archeological remnants of settlers and their lifestyle (14:26)
    • Logging (18:47)
    • Affluent visitors: Elkmont (21:50)
    • Old growth forests (25:46)
    • Heath’s favorite areas of the park (27:34)
    • Interview with Florie Takaki on cultural history (30:23)
    • Who originally lived in what is now Great Smoky Mountains National Park (31:00)
    • Settlers and movement of people 1700’s (33:08)
    • Displacement of Cherokee and other people (35:37)
    • How did different people interact and agriculture (36:36)
    • Creating the park in the early 20th Century (39:00)
    • What Florie loves about the park (48:26)

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