Talk:Oconaluftee (Great Smoky Mountains)

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There are some glaring eras made in this article. The Cherokee word for the Oconaluftee River has no relation to the work Oconaluftee. It comes from the Hitchiti-Creek words Okonee Talulfa Te = "Oconee People Town." The Oconee - Creeks built a large five-sided mound and town in what is now the Birdtown section of the reservation. The mound was destroyed by construction of a sewage treatment plant in the late 20th century. We Creeks think that this was done intentionally so as to not call question about the Cherokees current claim to have been at that location for 10,000 years. There were originally several other mound and village sites on the reservation which were destroyed earlier by development earlier in the 20th century. At that time, the Cherokees official history was that they did not build any mounds, so these mounds were not sacred to them. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Talamachusee (talkcontribs) 00:13, 8 August 2010 (UTC)