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TANASI 1796 is a story of  Joseph Black and Cherokee Chief Attakullakulla.  Captain Black was one of many early pioneers who sought life and freedom west of the Appalachian mountains.

This is a story of Captain Black and Attakullakulla from the time period 1756 with the construction of Fort Loudon during the French and Indian War through the adoption of the Constitution for the prospective entry of Tennessee as the 16th State of the United States. The Story will be augmented by period music from the Cherokee flutist, Randy McGinnis,and by early fiddle and dulcimer renditions by the Scot Irish heritage of Blount County. Living history performance by Robert Rambo as Attakullakulla,  Chief of the Cherokee  and featuring the exquisite period art of acclaimed artist David Wright.


Two shows are available on March 25th

2:00 pm

7:30 pm


Proceeds benefit the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center

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Tanasi 1796

Clayton Center for the Arts
502 East Lamar Alexander Pkwy
Maryville, TN 37804

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