The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians has a rich and vibrant history. In the face of adversity, the Band has continued to strive and prosper. The UKB Department of Language, History, and Culture was established in 2005 in an effort to perpetuate the history that binds the Keetoowah Cherokee People.
The language of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians is the Kituwa dialect. It is estimated that over sixty (60) percent of the membership of the Band speak the Keetoowah Cherokee Language. The Traditional Cherokee People, the Keetoowah Cherokees, use the language in their homes, in public, and in their everyday lives. The Band has also started efforts to promote the language and launched the Language, History, & Cultural Department in 2005 to assist in the effort.
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians Language, History, & Cultural Department provides cultural presentations and classes throughout the 14 county tribal service area.
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians - United Keetoowah Cherokee Youth Choir travels across the country performing traditional Keetoowah Cherokee hymns. The Choir is led by Jan Ballou and is under the supervision of Brenda Locust and Hominy Littledave. Littledave also serves as audio technician. Sequoyah Guess serves as Video Production Specialist for the group.
The Community Calendar is the centralized source for a schedule of tribal events, community meetings, tribal holidays, and closings.
The Tribal Directory is a comprehensive telephone directory of tribal programs, departments, and services.