published Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Memorial event planned for local Cherokee dancer who was electrocuted

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    Cherokee men’s traditional dancer Scott Crisp performs for an audience at a previous Cherokee Days of Remembrance event at Red Clay State Historic Park.
    Photo by Staff File Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

An informal memorial event for Scott Crisp, a widely-known traditional Cherokee dancer, storyteller and historian of Cherokee lore and culture who died suddenly on Monday, is planned for 5 p.m. Saturday at Red Clay State Park in South Bradley County.

The event is being hosted by Ammons Rattler.

“He was a very true and dear friend to me as well as everyone he met,” said Rattler, who added that he and Crisp drummed together often at pow-wows across the region.

Crisp, 45, died Monday afternoon from injuries suffered in an accidental electrocution near Etowah, Tenn., while working on a catering truck he often took to Native American events where he performed.

about Ben Benton...

Ben Benton is a news reporter at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He covers Southeast Tennessee and previously covered North Georgia education. Ben has worked at the Times Free Press since November 2005, first covering Bledsoe and Sequatchie counties and later adding Marion, Grundy and other counties in the northern and western edges of the region to his coverage. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Tenn., a graduate of Bradley Central High School. Benton ...

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