Cherokee River Cane Basketry Class

Watch as a class learns the secrets to weaving with this beautiful, durable basket material used by the Cherokee nation as long ago as 600 A.D. The shape and patterns appear deceptively simple, but the techniques require special care and attention.

Generational Basketmakers of the Cherokee

by Michael Davis   On a steamy summer day last summer, Jo Stealey and I drove to Cherokee, North Carolina to interview Geraldine Walkingstick, her daughter Mary Thompson and Mary’s daughter Sarah.  My first stop was the home… Read More