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Walker Calhoun has crossed over

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:40 pm
by edfrank
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.
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Standing Giants of Cataloochie

http://www.ncnatural.com/NCNatural/trees/bigtrees.html

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)
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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://digitalheritage.org/2010/08/walker-calhoun/

http://www.blueridgeheritage.com/tradit ... er-calhoun

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Re: Walker Calhoun has crossed over

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:02 pm
by sky
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

Re: Walker Calhoun has crossed over

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:10 am
by dbhguru
NTS,

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.

Bob