Kiosk will tell story of Cowee Mound

By Ryan Hanchett, The Franklin Press

The site of the Cowee Mound in present day would be easy to pass by. Unlike mounds at Nikwasi or Kituwah, there is no fanfare at the Cowee location. No signage, no development and nothing to tell the story of the mound’s significance to the history of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.


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