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From Sky Davis:
Walker Calhoun, Eastern Band Cherokee Elder, who participated in ceremony with Jani Leverett, Robert T. Leverett and Will Blozan in 1996 has crossed over. Please keep his community, family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. This is a monumental loss for those of us who knew and loved him.
Standing Giants of Cataloochie
CATALOOCHEE VALLEY - Mother Nature may have trimmed its crown by 35 feet, but at 170 feet, the white pine in Cataloochee Valley is still a majestic sight to behold.... (continued)
Here is a link to a biography of Walker Calhoun:
http://www.nea.gov/honors/heritage/fell ... 3&type=bio
And some other links:
http://www.ncarts.org/artist_page.cfm?s ... num=13091&
http://ncartstrails.org/cherokeeheritag ... lhoun.aspx
http://www.cherokeeheritagetrails.org/e ... eld02.html
http://www.blueridgeheritage.com/tradit ... er-calhoun
"I love science and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awe by nature. Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and revigorate it." by Robert M. Sapolsky
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He passed away this morning. Ceremony is ongoing until burial on Saturday. I'm making a donation to the Cherokee Trail Project in Walker's memory on behalf of Native Tree Society. Personally I would like the funds to go toward the continued documentation of the marker/thong trees. http://www.cherokeepreservationfdn.org/ ... kee-trails
No trees were harmed in the sending of this message, though a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.
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Walker Calhoun was an institution and represented a part of modern Cherokee culture that has ties to traditional ways of life. He will be missed.
Robert T. Leverett
Co-founder, Native Native Tree Society
Co-founder and President
Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest
Co-founder, National Cadre