Our mission is to provide accurate, written and artifact information on history, customs and beliefs from the perspective of the original American Cherokees.
The Yonah Band of Cherokees Heritage Center, Inc. is operated under the jurisdiction and direction of The Yonah Band of Cherokees.
After being very active since 1993 as a leader of both Junior and Brownie Scouts, she became the Director for the Girl Scout Council over the Modesto area overseeing 35 troops. She is currently Assistant Manager for Walmart.
She became very intrigued about her own heritage in 1996. Her findings lead her to discover that about 1720 Bettie Helton and Orlefuss Lithfuss Creekbeck (who changed his name to Thomas Helton) had 11 children. Sharon is decended from Melinda Helton, one of the 11 children. Three of Bettie and Thomas's children, Melinda, Beecham Jr and Abraham, moved into North Georgia.
In 2012 Sharon was elected as War Woman/Beloved Woman of The Yonah Band of Cherokee.