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    • Oconaluftee Indian Village

    • Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This is a photograph of craftspeople working at the Oconaluftee Indian Village, a recreation of a 1750s Cherokee village. The two men in the foreground are holding an axe (left) and a broadaxe (right), commonly used to fell trees and remove the...
    • Oconaluftee Indian Village

    • Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated photograph by John Parris depicts craftspeople working at the Oconaluftee Indian Village, a recreated 1750s Cherokee village. The man in the foreground is holding a broadaxe, commonly used to remove the bark of trees and roughly shape...
    •  Oconaluftee Indian Village

    • Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This photograph, taken circa 1979 by an unknown photographer, shows a craftsman at the Oconaluftee Indian Village carving a piece of wood into a bow. Bow and arrow construction are demonstrated in the part of the village that specializes in...
    •  Oconaluftee Indian Village: Amanda Swimmer pottery demonstration

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This photograph shows Cherokee potter Amanda Swimmer demonstrating at the Oconaluftee Indian Village. Located on the Qualla Boundary, lands belonging to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the village features recreated Cherokee dwellings and...
    •  Oconaluftee Indian Village: basket demonstration

    • Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This photograph shows a Cherokee basket weaver demonstrating at the Oconaluftee Indian Village. Located on the Qualla Boundary, lands belonging to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the village features recreated Cherokee dwellings and the...
    •  Oconaluftee Indian Village: basket demonstration

    • Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This photograph shows a Cherokee basket weaver demonstrating at the Oconaluftee Indian Village. Located on the Qualla Boundary, lands belonging to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the village features recreated Cherokee dwellings and the...
    •  Oconaluftee Indian Village: Alice Walkingstick, basket demonstration

    • Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This photograph shows a Cherokee basket weaver, Alice Walkingstick demonstrating at the Oconaluftee Indian Village. Located on the Qualla Boundary, lands belonging to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the village features recreated Cherokee...
    •  Oconaluftee Indian Village: Mabel Bigmeat, potter demonstration

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This photograph shows a Cherokee potter, Mabel Bigmeat demonstrating at the Oconaluftee Indian Village. Located on the Qualla Boundary, lands belonging to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the village features recreated Cherokee dwellings and...
    •  Oconaluftee Indian Village: Jim Conseen, woodworking demonstration

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This photograph shows a Cherokee woodworker, Jim Conseen demonstrating at the Oconaluftee Indian Village. Located on the Qualla Boundary, lands belonging to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the village features recreated Cherokee dwellings...
    •  Amanda Swimmer

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated photograph was taken while Amanda Swimmer was demonstrating pottery making using the coil technique in the tradition of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The youngest of 12 children, Amanda Sequoyah Swimmer (b. 1921) was born and...
    •  Amanda Swimmer

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated photograph was taken while Amanda Swimmer was demonstrating how she fires her pottery. She fires outdoors using wood in the tradition of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The youngest of 12 children, Amanda Sequoyah Swimmer (b....
    •  Amanda Swimmer

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated photograph was taken while Amanda Swimmer was demonstrating pottery making. The picture shows her work table and tools. The youngest of 12 children, Amanda Sequoyah Swimmer (b. 1921) was born and raised in the Straight Fork section...
    • Contemporary Craft Adaptations By William and Martha Lossiah

    • Indian weapons -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • Born and raised in the Swimmer Branch section of the Qualla Boundary, William Lossiah (b. 1937) is a craftsman of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. His mother, Betty Lossiah was a basket weaver; his father, Thomas Lossiah was a medicine man who...
    •  Amanda Swimmer

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated photograph was taken while Amanda Swimmer was demonstrating pottery making using the coil technique in the tradition of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The youngest of 12 children, Amanda Sequoyah Swimmer (b. 1921) was born and...
    •  Amanda Swimmer

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated photograph was taken while Amanda Swimmer was demonstrating how she fires her pottery. She fires outdoors using wood in the tradition of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The youngest of 12 children, Amanda Sequoyah Swimmer (b....
    •  Pottery: water jug

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated water jug was made by Cora Arch Wahnetah (1907-1986), a renowned Cherokee potter who learned to make pottery in the traditional way from her mother, Ella Arch. Typically, she used the coil method to form her pots and paddle stamped...
    •  Amanda Swimmer

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated photograph was taken while Amanda Swimmer was demonstrating how she fires her pottery. She fires outdoors using wood in the tradition of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The youngest of 12 children, Amanda Sequoyah Swimmer (b....
    •  Pottery: vase

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated blackware pottery vase was made by Mabel Bigmeat Swimmer. Mabel Bigmeat was raised on Wrights Creek in the Painttown community of Cherokee, North Carolina. A member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, she was a third-generation...
    •  Amanda Swimmer

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated photograph was taken while Amanda Swimmer was demonstrating pottery making in the tradition of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. She is shown here burnishing a pot with a polishing stone. The youngest of 12 children, Amanda...
    •  Pottery: water jug

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated water jug was made by Cora Arch Wahnetah (1907-1986), a renowned Cherokee potter who learned to make pottery in the traditional way from her mother, Ella Arch. Typically, she used the coil method to form her pots and paddle stamped...

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