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Video: Cherokee Elder Ed Wilson Talks Swimming Holes and Pranks

Cherokee Elder Ed Wilson reminisces about swimming holes, avoiding water moccasins, and the many pranks they used to play.
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Born on December 22, 1931, Cherokee Elder Ed Wilson has, as he says “been around the block a few times.”

In this interview with the Cherokee Nation he talks about swimming holes in the summer and playing pranks on unsuspecting folks.

He says that while swimming they had to watch out for water moccasins, the only poisonous water snake in North America—he ran across them a couple times.

He also tells about one Halloween when he and his friends took apart a buggy and put it back together on top of a roof.