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    • Oconaluftee Indian Village: demonstrators

    • Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee baskets -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Basket making -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated photograph by John Parris depicts craftspeople working at the Oconaluftee Indian Village, a recreated 1750s Cherokee village. At right, Guy Littlejohn holds a broadaxe, commonly used to remove the bark of trees and roughly shape wood. ...
    • Oconaluftee Indian Village: demonstrators

    • Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee baskets -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Basket making -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated photograph by John Parris depicts craftspeople working at the Oconaluftee Indian Village, a recreation of a 1750s Cherokee village. From left to right, the artisans are: Richard Crowe, Molly Sequoyah, Mary Shelly, an unidentified woman...
    • Oconaluftee Indian Village: Alice Walkingstick

    • Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Basket making -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee baskets -- 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: Alice Walkingstick

    • Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Basket making -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee baskets -- 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: basket demonstration

    • Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Basket making -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee baskets -- 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: Jim Conseen

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Indian wood-carving -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Woodwork -- 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...
    • Oconaluftee Indian Village: Mabel Bigmeat

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee pottery -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Pottery craft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This photograph shows a Cherokee potter, Mabel Bigmeat Swimmer (1925-1991) demonstrating at the Oconaluftee Indian Village. Located on the Qualla Boundary, lands belonging to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the village features recreated...
    • Oconaluftee Indian Village: Amanda Swimmer

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee pottery -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Pottery craft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This photograph shows Cherokee potter Amanda Swimmer (b. 1921) 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...
    • Cora Wahnetah

    • Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee pottery -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This Indian Arts and Crafts Board photograph shows renowned potter Cora Wahnetah using a paddle to make a design on a piece of her pottery. A member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cora Arch Wahnetah (1907-1986) was also known Cora...
    • Cora Wahnetah

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee pottery -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • Cora Arch Wahnetah (1907-1986), pictured in this undated photograph, learned the techniques of both coiled and modeled pottery from her mother, Ella Long Arch (b. 1889). She used the coil method to form her pots and paddle stamped them to add a...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • William Lossiah

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Indian wood-carving -- Appalachian Region, Southern;Wood-carving -- 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 a medicine man. As a child, he...
    • Mary Shell

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • Mary Shell (b. 1913), a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee, was born and raised on the Qualla Boundary. A renowned sash weaver, Shell looked for a craft that she enjoyed doing. In 1956 she got a job at the Oconaluftee Indian Village where she...
    • Multimedia Crafts by Davy Arch

    • Cherokee art -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Indian wood-carving -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Stone carving -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This four-page brochure was created by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, a division of the U.S. Department of Interior, to accompany the 1979 exhibition, “Multimedia Crafts by Davy Arch.” Born and raised in the Painttown community of the Qualla...

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