This photograph, probably taken in the 1890s or early 1900s, shows Arizona Swayney, a Cherokee student at Hampton Institute, making a basket. To the right of the photograph are several finished rivercane baskets. Swayney attended Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute in Virginia, a school founded in 1868 to educate African American freedmen. In 1877, the school began a program for American Indians, and over 1, 300 Indian students from 65 tribes attended in the following 50 years. Arizona ...
Indians of North America; National parks & reserves; Scenic overlooks; Clothing & dress Place: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tenn.) Description: Two Cherokee Indians in traditional costume posed on rock outcropping overlooking valley. Date: 5/30/1939 Collection: Dept. of Conservation Photograph Collection
Hote Casella, or Ho-Te-Ma-We (Mocking Bird) always captivates the hearts of her listeners with her unusual interpretations of American Indian Folk Songs and Legends. Miss Casella, born in Texas near the homeland of her Cherokee Indian father, has accumulated one of the most complete repertoires of authentic Indian songs and legends, which she interprets with rare artistry and sympathetic understanding. From Brochure Notes.