Buckhead's Native American History

William McIntosh

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Blue Heron Nature Preserve, 4055 Roswell Road, 30342

Cherokee Indians settled along the Chattahoochee River and Creek Indians roamed the land in the floodplain of Nancy Creek long before white settlers arrived in the early 1800s. On September 29th, children journeyed in the footsteps of Native Americans by participating in outdoor activities including a search for Indian artifacts.

Meanwhile, adults were entertained inside with a free lecture highlighting Creek and Cherokee Indian history by Jerry Hightower, who has served for over 33 years as the Park Ranger-Naturalist and Environmental Educator at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. 

The event was jointly sponsored by Buckhead Heritage and the Blue Heron Nature Preserve.