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    • Wiliwesti's Artifacts

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee Indians -- Material culture -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This photograph, taken in 1932 by an unknown photographer, is from the Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 133, published in 1943. It is titled, "Wiliwesti's Artifacts" and shows a variety of Cherokee craft items...
    • Coverlets: New Threads in Old Patterns

    • Exhibitions -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This is a promotional brochure produced for a 1988 traveling exhibit about the revival of coverlet weaving in Appalachia in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The exhibit was organized and sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition...
    • Will West Long

    • Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Mask makers -- Appalachian Region, Southern
    • This photograph of Will West Long was taken in the field by Frans M. Olbrechts. Long served as Olbrechts' "main informant and interpreter" in the interviews he conducted for the the United States Bureau of American Ethnology in the years 1926 and...
    • Arizona Swayney Blankenship

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Arts and crafts movement -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Basket making -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee...
    • This photograph, probably taken in the 1890s or early 1900s, shows Arizona Swayney, a Cherokee student at Hampton Institute, making a basket. To the right of the photograph are several finished rivercane baskets. Swayney attended Hampton Normal...
    • Cherokee artifacts

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee Indians -- Material culture -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This photograph, taken in 1932, was included in the Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 133, published in 1943. It shows a variety of Cherokee craft and dance objects including, clockwise from top left, a set of clothing,...
    • Qualla Boundary: fishing

    • Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Fishing;
    • This photograph, made for the Smithsonian Institution's National Anthropological Archives around 1888, shows how Cherokee families caught fish in the region's fast-flowing rivers. Before the hunt could begin, the Cherokee first constructed a fish...
    • John and Louise Maney

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated photograph by an unknown photographer is of Cherokee potters John Henry and Louise Bigmeat Maney. Louise Bigmeat (1932-2001) was born a member of the Paint Clan, raised on Wrights Creek in Cherokee, North Carolina, and was taught how...
    • Cherokee ball game: audience

    • Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This photograph shows a group of Cherokees who have gathered to watch a traditional stick ball game. Ball games were social occasions in the Cherokee community and provided recreation for the tribe. The photograph was made on the Qualla Boundary...
    • Cherokee ball game: audience

    • Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This photograph shows a group of Cherokees who have gathered to watch a traditional stick ball game. Ball games were social occasions in the Cherokee community and provided recreation for the tribe. The photograph was made on the Qualla Boundary...
    • Cherokee ball game: audience

    • Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This photograph shows a group of Cherokees who have gathered to watch a traditional stick ball game. Ball games were social occasions in the Cherokee community and provided recreation for the tribe. The photograph was made on the Qualla Boundary...

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