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The Herald-News in Tennessee reports that the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is hosting the 20th annual Crane Viewing Days on January 15th and 16th at the Hiwassee Refuge. The event was named one of the Southeast Tourism's top 20 events.

This is a free event co-sponsored by the TWRA and the Tennessee Ornithological Society. Not only can you check out the majestic cranes, you can also learn about Native American history at the Cherokee Removal Memorial and their new educational center that was built behind the Hiwassee Refuge.

On both Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m., members of the Cherokee Nation will be providing visitors with historical and cultural information about their Cherokee heritage.

Sky Wolf, of the Over Hill Cherokee Nation of the Cherokee Descendants, will be presenting a program featuring Native American heritage in the Hiwassee River area at noon on Saturday the 15th.

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The Hiwasse Refuge is about 6,000 acres worth of land at the confluence of the Hiwassee and Tennessee rivers.