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    •  Edmund Youngbird

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • Edmund Youngbird (1922-1995) was born in the Wolf Town community on the Qualla Boundary in Cherokee, North Carolina. His grandmother, Sally Ann Stamper, and his mother, Lizzie “Nannie” Youngbird were both weavers of baskets. Edmund Youngbird...
    •  Basket: rivercane, storage

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This storage basket with a flared top edge was made by Lizzie Youngbird, a Cherokee basket weaver of western North Carolina. Baskets such as these were made to store domestic goods, from dry foodstuffs to clothing. Large baskets that taper...
    •  Basket: rivercane, storage

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This large rivercane storage basket was made by Edmund Youngbird (1922-1995). Baskets such as these were made to store domestic goods, from dry foodstuffs to clothing. The natural aeration of the single weave allows the stored goods to remain...
    •  Edmund Youngbird

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated photograph by an unknown photographer is of Cherokee basket weaver Edmund Youngbird (1922-1995) with one of his woven rivercane wall hangings. Youngbird was unusual, as basketmaking is traditionally the sphere of women in Cherokee...

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