Ramona Moore Big Eagle, Tuscarora/Cherokee, an oral historian and Legend Keeper of the Tuscarora Nation of North Carolina, will share stories at Lenoir-Rhyne University on November 12 as part of Native American Heritage Month. Big Eagle has served on the Tuscarora Nation's Tribal Council. Her degrees include a Master of Education from East Tennessee State University in reading and storytelling and a Bachelor of Art in psychology from Catawba College.
She taught for more than 10 years as the director of Heritage School and she travels the United States and Canada as a motivational speaker, cultural educator, consultant, workshop facilitator and storyteller. Big Eagle have been teaching programs on American Indian culture and history through storytelling, artifacts, music, drumming, dance and crafts since 1978. She is the CEO and president of Dare to Soar Enterprises, founder and president of the Storytellers Guild of Charlotte, Inc. and a member of the National Storytelling Network.
"When presenting American Indian Culture, Ramona erases stereotypes and myths concerning the culture and provides programming that covers aspects of daily life in lodging, clothing, survival techniques, artifacts, foods, art, dance, stories, language, music, and beliefs from the past to the present," says a university press release announcing the event.
"Participants experience American Indian culture through hands on and engaging activities." The event is free and open to the public. It will be held November 12 at 10 a.m. in the McCrorie Center, Room 213 at Lenoir-Rhyne University, 625 7th Ave. in Hickory, North Carolina.