DEATHS

Maxine Tate, 53

Born December 20, 1966

Died May 26, 2020

Kevin Lee Guy, 57

Born November 1, 1962

Died May 26, 2020

Howard S. Jayne, 75

Born July 9, 1944

Died May 24, 2020

Frank Steven Carvajal, 73

Born June 14, 1946

Died May 23, 2020

Floretta L. Leatherman, 80

Born August 31, 1939

Died May 23, 2020

Lisa Kay Mullen, 56

Born June 26, 1963

Died May 22, 2020

Kathryn Joyce Cookson, 82

Born December 24, 1937

Died May 22, 2020

Thomas S. Meeker, 81

Born February 24, 1939

Died May 21, 2020

Terry Lee Shipman, 65

Born June 2, 1954

Died May 19, 2020

Shirley Ann Jackson, 79

Born July 19, 1940

Died May 18, 2020

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Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6:22 AM

Traditional Cherokee White Eagle corn seeds and Jewel gourds.

The Cherokee Nation will begin dispersing its limited supply of heirloom seeds Feb. 1 to tribal citizens who are interested in growing traditional Cherokee crops.

In 2018, the Cherokee Nation distributed 4,905 packages of seeds to tribal citizens.

“Cherokee Nation’s seed bank program helps us keep alive our Cherokee tradition of harvesting seeds and passing them down for new generations of tribal citizens,” said Pat Gwin, Cherokee Nation senior director of Cherokee Nation Environmental Resources. “The heirloom seeds available in our seed bank are varieties that the Cherokee people harvested long before European contact. For Cherokee citizens who are looking to make a cultural connection to our history, planting and sustaining these crops is a great way to do so.”

Cherokee Nation citizens are limited to two varieties of seeds, and each applicant must submit a copy of his or her Cherokee Nation tribal citizenship card, proof of age and address.

Among this year’s available heirloom seeds are Cherokee White Eagle corn, Trail of Tears beans, Georgia Candy Roaster squash, a variety of gourds, Indian Corn Beads and native plants such as the American Basket Flower, sunchoke and two new seed varieties, including Trumpet Vine and Green Dragon, a medicinal plant.

Citizens can submit order requests by visiting the website. Create an account and follow the instructions to see a complete list of available seeds and to place and track orders. Previous participants of the tribe’s seed bank program can also use this link to log in and update their shipping address before submitting orders.

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