Eastern Band of Cherokee Dancer Malaciah Bigwitch Taylor

Earth Warrior: Eastern Band of Cherokee Dancer Malaciah Bigwitch Taylor

Eastern Band of Cherokee Dancer Malaciah Bigwitch Taylor

Choctaw rapper/poet Jesse Red Eagle Robbins

Choctaw rapper/poet Jesse Red Eagle Robbins

Choctaw

Choctaw

Since 1991, Jane Osti, an official Cherokee Treasure, has been making traditional Southeastern Woodland/Mound builders inspired pottery, also contemporary woodland style earthenware and Raku pottery. Jane creates clay sculpture and slab built (flattened clay) masks, platters and shields that are inspired by Woodland arts and artifacts. The images usually depict abstract animals, landscape and nature, with symbols of endurance, protection and celestial activity...

Since 1991, Jane Osti, an official Cherokee Treasure, has been making traditional Southeastern Woodland/Mound builders inspired pottery, also contemporary woodland style earthenware and Raku pottery. Jane creates clay sculpture and slab built (flattened clay) masks, platters and shields that are inspired by Woodland arts and artifacts. The images usually depict abstract animals, landscape and nature, with symbols of endurance, protection and celestial activity...

Choctaw woman making baskets #basket

Choctaw woman making baskets #basket

Jerry Ingram, Choctaw beadworker, painter, and regalia maker

Jerry Ingram, Choctaw beadworker, painter, and regalia maker

Martha Berry (Cherokee Nation). Photo: Dave Berry. Berry regularly teaches classes at the Cherokee Heritage Center and the Oklahoma History Center. Berry advocates beading in a historical way of two-needle appliqué, using an embroidery hoop to stretch the hide or wool. Since the hoops can be turned any angle, the stitches come out even.  Her method is to draw designs on graphic paper, trace them onto muslin, and then baste the design through the muslin to the wool stroud....

Martha Berry (Cherokee Nation). Photo: Dave Berry. Berry regularly teaches classes at the Cherokee Heritage Center and the Oklahoma History Center. Berry advocates beading in a historical way of two-needle appliqué, using an embroidery hoop to stretch the hide or wool. Since the hoops can be turned any angle, the stitches come out even. Her method is to draw designs on graphic paper, trace them onto muslin, and then baste the design through the muslin to the wool stroud....

Cherokee Artist - Lisa Rutherford (Cherokee Nation) in Cherokee, North Carolina

Cherokee Artist - Lisa Rutherford (Cherokee Nation) in Cherokee, North Carolina

The Cherokee Lower Towns, from George Hunter’s 1730 map.  Extracted from the copy of George Hunter’s 1730 as published in Bulletins of the Historical Commission of South Carolina 4. The original MS map is held by the Library of Congress as no. 6 in the Faden collection.

The Cherokee Lower Towns, from George Hunter’s 1730 map. Extracted from the copy of George Hunter’s 1730 as published in Bulletins of the Historical Commission of South Carolina 4. The original MS map is held by the Library of Congress as no. 6 in the Faden collection.

Oconee, South Carolina, United States

Oconee, South Carolina, United States

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