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    •  Adam Welch

    • Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This undated photograph by an unknown photographer shows Cherokee woodcarver Adam Welch. Welch was born in the Big Cove Community on the Qualla Boundary May 22, 1925. It was not until he retired from the Bureau of Indian Affairs that he discovered...
    • Carvings by Adam Welch

    • Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • Wood carver Adam Welch (1925-1985) was born in the Big Cove community on the Qualla Boundary in North Carolina. After retiring from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, he took up carving. Working in the house in winter and outside in summer, he made...
    •  Mask: wood

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This Bear mask, made by Cherokee artisan Adam Welch, is carved and painted. Different types of masks were traditionally used in Cherokee culture for a variety of ceremonial purposes. Today, masks are still used in ceremonial dances. The images...
    •  Woodcarving: bear

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This hand carved figure of a bear was done by Cherokee Adam Welch. Welch was born in the Big Cove Community on the Qualla Boundary May 22, 1925. It was not until Mr. Welch retired from the Bureau of Indian Affairs that he discovered his...
    •  Woodcarving: bear

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This hand carved figure of a bear was done by Cherokee Adam Welch. Welch was born in the Big Cove Community on the Qualla Boundary May 22, 1925. It was not until Mr. Welch retired from the Bureau of Indian Affairs that he discovered his...

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