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    • Carvings by Adam Welch

    • United States. Indian Arts and Crafts Board
    • 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...
    • Adam Welch

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    • This undated photograph by an unknown photographer shows Cherokee woodcarver Adam Welch (1925-1985). Welch was born in the Big Cove Community on the Qualla Boundary. It was not until he retired from the Bureau of Indian Affairs that he discovered...
    • Woodcarving: bear

    • Welch, Adam, 1925-1985;
    • 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

    • Welch, Adam, 1925-1985;
    • 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...
    • Mask: wood

    • Welch, Adam, 1925-1985
    • 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...
    • Adam Welch

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    • 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...

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