Storytelling

Cherokee Homestead Exhibit

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Heritage Tours and Group Receptive Services

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Davy Arch

Cherokee Artist and Mask Maker. Interview by Tonya Carroll "Hornet's Nest Mask" and "Geese Ascending" Photographed by Maggie Steber from "Building One Fire" by Smith and Strickland Cherokee Nation 2012 Other Photography by Ashley Evans and Katherine Bartel Video and Editing by Katherine Bartel A Production…

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Jerry Wolfe

Cherokee artist, ballplayer, Cherokee Elder, and Cherokee Speaker Interview by Tonya Carroll Photography by Ashley Evans, Mark Hadkett, Horace Kephart, and others Historic photos courtesy of Sylvester Crowe Horace Kephart Collection Regional Collection Hunter Library Western Carolina University Cullowhee,…

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Robert Bushyhead

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Robert Bushyhead

Storyteller and language preservationist

Qualla Boundary

Cherokee tribal elder Robert Henry Bushyhead called his native Kituhwa dialect a gift of the Great Spirit. With the help of his daughter Jean Blanton, a teacher in the Cherokee schools, he devoted years to documenting this legacy. The preservation process began years before that, however, when he not only developed a love of his native language but also a gift for telling the stories of what it means to him and to the Cherokee people.

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John Grant, Jr.

Cherokee musician

Cherokee, NC (Qualla Boundary)

John Grant, Jr., comes from a family of accomplished traditional artists. His own interest in Native American music began when he was a young teenager, and heard a drum group from Lamedeer, Montana. As he told the Knoxville News Sentinel, "The power and beauty of it made me want to do it for the rest of my life."

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Davy Arch, Cherokee Maskmaker & Storyteller

Davy Arch, Cherokee Maskmaker & Storyteller

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Reuben Teesatuskie

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Reuben Teesatuskie

Cherokee woodcarver, silversmith, and storyteller

Cherokee, NC (Qualla Boundary)

Reuben Teesatuskie is skilled in woodcarving, silversmithing, and storytelling. He presents programs that include Cherokee language, story, and storytelling. He also demonstrates wood carving and teaches Cherokee traditional dances.

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