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    • Cherokee Indian Fair grounds

    • United States. Office of Indian Affairs
    • This photograph shows the original site of annual Cherokee Indian Fair. The fair was originally held in Big Cove, beginning in 1914, later moving to the fairgrounds in Cherokee. The Cherokee Indian Fair is an event that has historically been an...
    • Cherokee Indian Fair

    • unknown
    • This early 20th century photograph shows a scene at the Cherokee Indian Fair, and event that has historically been an important social gathering in the life of the Cherokee community and a significant draw to tourists. First formally established...
    • Cherokee Indian Pottery and Bead Maker

    • unknown
    • This is a postcard of a Cherokee woman, identified as Cora Wahnetah, posing with a bead loom and display of pottery. A member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cora Arch Wahnetah (1907-1986) was also known Cora Wahyahneetah. The description...
    • Cherokee Indian Fair  1950

    • Cherokee Indian Fair Association
    • "This program for the 1950 Cherokee Indian Fair is 64 pages and documents the fair that was held on October 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7 of that year. The fair was first formally established and held regularly in 1914. Since it began, one of its main...
    • Cherokee Indian Fair  1946

    • Cherokee Indian Fair Association
    • This program for the 29th annual Cherokee Indian Fair is 22 pages and documents the fair that was held on October 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 in 1946. The fair was first formally established and held regularly in 1914. Since it began, one of its main...
    • Cherokee Indian Fair  1947

    • Cherokee Indian Fair Association
    • This program for the 30th annual Cherokee Indian Fair is 22 pages and documents the fair that was held on September 23, 24, 25, 26, & 27 in 1947. The fair was first formally established and held regularly in 1914. Since it began, one of its main...
    • Cherokee Indian Fair  1936

    • Cherokee Indian Fair Association
    • This program for the 1936 Cherokee Indian Fair is 23 pages and documents the fair that was held on October 6, 7, 8, & 9 of that year. The fair was first formally established and held regularly in 1914. Since it began, one of its main functions...
    • Qualla Boundary: Museum of the Cherokee Indian

    • Roberts, Vivienne;
    • This photograph by Vivienne Roberts shows the original Museum of the Cherokee Indian in the 1950s. That facility was opened in 1948 but burned in the early 1970s. The Museum re-located to its present location in 1976. The mission of the Museum...
    • Cherokee museum display

    • unknown
    • This undated photograph by an unknown photographer shows a display of craft objects at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. A variety of Cherokee craft traditions includes pottery, baskets, and woodwork. In the upper right are a series of carved...
    • Cherokee museum display

    • unknown
    • This undated photograph by an unknown photographer shows a display of craft objects at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. The exhibit features a variety of Cherokee craft traditions and showcases the work of reknowned potters, basket makers, and...
    • Mask: wood

    • unknown; West Long, Will
    • This undated photograph shows a Cherokee dance mask that was carved around 1940 by renowned Cherokee woodcarver Will West Long. In addition to being known for his talent at woodworking, Long was a widely respected authority on Cherokee culture and...
    • Mask: wood

    • unknown; Jessan, Sim
    • This undated photograph by an unknown photographer shows an example of a Cherokee snake mask carved by Sim Jessan in the 1970s. Cherokee masks were typically carved from buckeye or poplar, but were also be made from hornets' nests, animal hides,...
    • Cherokee pottery exhibit

    • unknown
    • This photograph, by an unknown photographer, shows a pottery exhibit on display at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, circa 1976. Many of the pieces resemble pottery that was known to have been made by the Cherokee prior to European contact. ...
    • Virgil Ledford

    • United States. Indian Arts and Crafts Board
    • This undated Indian Arts and Crafts Board photograph shows Cherokee woodcarver Virgil Ledford (b. 1940) carving a figure of a cat or raccoon. Ledford was born and raised in the Birdtown community near Cherokee and had a talent for drawing as a...
    • Qualla Boundary: entrance

    • United States. Office of Indian Affairs
    • This photograph shows the entrance to the Qualla Boundary in 1945. During the 1920s, road improvements made the North Carolina mountains more accessible and tourism became a significant force in the economy of Cherokee and the surrounding area. ...
    • Cherokee Boarding School

    • unknown
    • This photograph of the Cherokee Boarding School was taken in 1890. A school for the Eastern Band was instituted as a boarding and day school in 1884 and was operated for its first twelve years by the Society of Friends (Quakers). The school...
    • Cherokee Boarding School: class of 1926

    • unknown
    • This photograph of the Cherokee High School graduating class of 1926 includes renowned Cherokee woodcarver, Goingback Chiltoskey (1907-2000). A native of Cherokee, North Carolina, Chiltoskey was trained in woodworking and art at the Haskell...
    • Will West Long

    • unknown
    • This photograph was taken at the home of Will West Long (1870-1947) when he was interviewed in December of 1946 by W. N. Fenton and Lester Hargrett. At their request, Long demonstrated the making of a traditional wooden Cherokee dance mask. Long...
    • Will West Long

    • unknown
    • This photograph was taken at the home of Will West Long (1870-1947) when he was interviewed in December of 1946 by W. N. Fenton and Lester Hargrett. At their request, Long demonstrated the making of a traditional wooden Cherokee dance mask. Long...
    • Will West Long

    • unknown
    • This photograph was taken at the home of Will West Long (1870-1947) when he was interviewed in December of 1946 by W. N. Fenton and Lester Hargrett. At their request, Long demonstrated the making of a traditional wooden Cherokee dance mask. Long...

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