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    • Cherokee Indian Fair grounds

    • United States. Office of Indian Affairs
    • This photograph shows the original site of annual Cherokee Indian Fair. The fair was originally held in Big Cove, beginning in 1914, later moving to the fairgrounds in Cherokee. The Cherokee Indian Fair is an event that has historically been an...
    • Cherokee Indian Fair

    • unknown
    • This early 20th century photograph shows a scene at the Cherokee Indian Fair, and event that has historically been an important social gathering in the life of the Cherokee community and a significant draw to tourists. First formally established...
    • Cherokee Indian Pottery and Bead Maker

    • unknown
    • This is a postcard of a Cherokee woman, identified as Cora Wahnetah, posing with a bead loom and display of pottery. A member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cora Arch Wahnetah (1907-1986) was also known Cora Wahyahneetah. The description...
    • Cherokee Indian Fair  1950

    • Cherokee Indian Fair Association
    • "This program for the 1950 Cherokee Indian Fair is 64 pages and documents the fair that was held on October 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7 of that year. The fair was first formally established and held regularly in 1914. Since it began, one of its main...
    • Cherokee Indian Fair  1946

    • Cherokee Indian Fair Association
    • This program for the 29th annual Cherokee Indian Fair is 22 pages and documents the fair that was held on October 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 in 1946. The fair was first formally established and held regularly in 1914. Since it began, one of its main...
    • Cherokee Indian Fair  1947

    • Cherokee Indian Fair Association
    • This program for the 30th annual Cherokee Indian Fair is 22 pages and documents the fair that was held on September 23, 24, 25, 26, & 27 in 1947. The fair was first formally established and held regularly in 1914. Since it began, one of its main...
    • Cherokee Indian Fair  1936

    • Cherokee Indian Fair Association
    • This program for the 1936 Cherokee Indian Fair is 23 pages and documents the fair that was held on October 6, 7, 8, & 9 of that year. The fair was first formally established and held regularly in 1914. Since it began, one of its main functions...
    • Qualla Boundary: Museum of the Cherokee Indian

    • Roberts, Vivienne;
    • This photograph by Vivienne Roberts shows the original Museum of the Cherokee Indian in the 1950s. That facility was opened in 1948 but burned in the early 1970s. The Museum re-located to its present location in 1976. The mission of the Museum...
    • Basketry by Agnes L. Welch

    • United States. Indian Arts and Crafts Board; Welch, Agnes Lossie, 1925-1997
    • This photograph documents an exhibition of baskets by Agnes Welch. Agnes Lossie Welch (1925-1997) was known for making white oak baskets. Unlike most Cherokee basket weavers, she did not learn this craft through her family. Instead, Welch...
    • Cherokee museum display

    • unknown
    • This undated photograph by an unknown photographer shows a display of craft objects at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. A variety of Cherokee craft traditions includes pottery, baskets, and woodwork. In the upper right are a series of carved...
    • Cherokee museum display

    • unknown
    • This undated photograph by an unknown photographer shows a display of craft objects at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. The exhibit features a variety of Cherokee craft traditions and showcases the work of reknowned potters, basket makers, and...
    • Mask: wood

    • unknown; West Long, Will
    • This undated photograph shows a Cherokee dance mask that was carved around 1940 by renowned Cherokee woodcarver Will West Long. In addition to being known for his talent at woodworking, Long was a widely respected authority on Cherokee culture and...
    • Mask: wood

    • unknown; Jessan, Sim
    • This undated photograph by an unknown photographer shows an example of a Cherokee snake mask carved by Sim Jessan in the 1970s. Cherokee masks were typically carved from buckeye or poplar, but were also be made from hornets' nests, animal hides,...
    • Cherokee pottery exhibit

    • unknown
    • This photograph, by an unknown photographer, shows a pottery exhibit on display at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, circa 1976. Many of the pieces resemble pottery that was known to have been made by the Cherokee prior to European contact. ...
    • Cherokee, Cherokee Indian Reservation

    • W.M. Cline Company
    • W.M. Cline, Co. was established in 1938 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The company was founded by Walter Matson Cline, Jr. (1914-1984) who had learned photographer from his father, Walter M. Cline, Sr. (1873-1941). The elder Cline had come to...
    • Pottery: bowl, chicken

    • United States. Indian Arts and Crafts Board; Wahnetah, Cora Arch, 1907-1986;
    • This Indian Arts and Crafts Board photograph depicts a modeled earthenware pottery bowl that is an effigy made in the form of a chicken. The coiled pot with incised designs was made by Cora Wahnetah, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee...
    • Basket: white oak

    • United States. Indian Arts and Crafts Board; Welch, Agnes Lossie, 1925-1997
    • This grouping of white oak baskets was made by Cherokee basket weaver Agnes Welch. Agnes Lossie Welch (1925-1997) was known for making white oak baskets. Unlike most Cherokee basket weavers, she did not learn this craft through her family. ...
    • Basket: white oak, storage

    • United States. Indian Arts and Crafts Board; Welch, Agnes Lossie, 1925-1997
    • This white oak storage basket was made by Cherokee basket weaver Agnes Welch. Dyed with blood root and walnut root, the basket is a combination of darks and the lighter natural color of white oak to make an overall pattern. Agnes Lossie Welch...
    • Rowena Bradley

    • United States. Indian Arts and Crafts Board;
    • This undated Indian Arts and Crafts Board photograph shows Rowena Bradley preparing to work on a rivercane basket. On the ground beside her is a pile of rivercane, already cut and split. Born in the Swimmer Branch Community of the Qualla Boundary,...
    • Virgil Ledford

    • United States. Indian Arts and Crafts Board
    • This undated Indian Arts and Crafts Board photograph shows Cherokee woodcarver Virgil Ledford (b. 1940) carving a figure of a cat or raccoon. Ledford was born and raised in the Birdtown community near Cherokee and had a talent for drawing as a...

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