Cherokee Traditions: From the Hands of our Elders
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Watty Chiltosky

Cherokee Traditions: From the Hands of Our Elders shares the exceptional work by, and photographs of, a generation of Cherokee artists who worked in the 20th century. Even with a concerted effort, there are challenges in telling their story.  Circumstance plays a role; certainly, there were prolific makers whose stories are not available. These elders join the thousands of unnamed makers who created and maintained traditions during centuries past.

Cherokee Traditions:
A project of Hunter Library Digital Initiatives at Western Carolina University
Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual
Museum of the Cherokee Indian

With support from:
Cherokee Preservation Foundation logo Blue Ridge National Heritage Area logo