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Cherokee Syllabary

Artists/Makers:
Cherokee Language and Culture Program
Object Name:
Poster
Media/Materials:
Paper, ink
Techniques:
Printed
Dimensions:
25.2 x 20.2 cm
Culture/People:
Cherokee
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Tulsa; Tulsa County; Oklahoma; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
2000-2003
Catalog Number:
26/1663
Collection History:
Purchased by Ann McMullen (NMAI staff member) in 2003 from the Museum of the Cherokee Indian Gift Shop (Cherokee, North Carolina).
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Cherokee Syllabary Flashcards

Artists/Makers:
Cherokee Language and Culture Program
Object Name:
Book/Booklet
Media/Materials:
Paper, plastic, ink
Techniques:
Printed, bound
Dimensions:
10.8 x 16 x 2 cm
Culture/People:
Cherokee
Object Type:
Indigenous Knowledge and Records
Place:
Tulsa; Tulsa County; Oklahoma; USA
Date Created:
1998
Catalog Number:
26/1655
Collection History:
Purchased by Ann McMullen (NMAI staff member) in 2003 from the Museum of the Cherokee Indian Gift Shop (Cherokee, North Carolina).
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English-Cherokee Syllabary Dictionary

Artists/Makers:
Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
Object Name:
Book/Booklet
Media/Materials:
Paper, ink
Techniques:
Printed
Dimensions:
28 x 21.5 x 2.2 cm
Culture/People:
Oklahoma Cherokee
Object Type:
Indigenous Knowledge and Records
Place:
Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation; Cherokee County; Oklahoma; USA
Date Created:
2000-2003
Catalog Number:
26/1658
Collection History:
Purchased by Ann McMullen (NMAI staff member) in 2003 from the Museum of the Cherokee Indian Gift Shop (Cherokee, North Carolina).
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Psalm 23 in Cherokee

Artists/Makers:
Cherokee Language and Culture Program
Object Name:
Poster
Media/Materials:
Paper, ink
Techniques:
Printed
Dimensions:
32.8 x 25.5 cm
Culture/People:
Cherokee
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Tulsa; Tulsa County; Oklahoma; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
2000-2003
Catalog Number:
26/1665
Collection History:
Purchased by Ann McMullen (NMAI staff member) in 2003 from the Museum of the Cherokee Indian Gift Shop (Cherokee, North Carolina).
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Cherokee Days 2015: Cherokee Geneaology

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2015-04-28T19:56:44.000Z
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians
Youtube Category:
Education
Video Title:
Cherokee Days 2015: Cherokee Geneaology
Description:
Cherokee Days 2105 is the museum's second festival featuring storytelling, films, dance, music, family activities and demonstrations from citizens of the Cherokee Nation, the Eastern Band of Cherokee and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee, who are partnering on this program that shares the true Cherokee story. In this segment, Roy Hamilton, who works on history and preservation for the Cheokee Nation, gives a talk on tracing Cherokee heritage with details on determining Cherokee tribal membership. This presentation was webcast from the Rasmuson Theater of the National Museum of the American Indians on April 10, 2015.
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192
Video Duration:
32 min 42 sec
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Writing Cherokee

Artists/Makers:
Sam Hider, Oklahoma Cherokee, 1907-1990
Various Indian Peoples Publishing Company
Object Name:
Book/Booklet
Media/Materials:
Paper, ink
Techniques:
Printed
Dimensions:
21.6 x 13.7 cm
Culture/People:
Oklahoma Cherokee
Object Type:
Indigenous Knowledge and Records
Place:
Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation; Cherokee County; Oklahoma; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1995
Catalog Number:
26/1654
Collection History:
Purchased by Ann McMullen (NMAI staff member) in 2003 from the Museum of the Cherokee Indian Gift Shop (Cherokee, North Carolina).
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Oklahoma Cherokee

Media/Materials:
Commercial suede, satin, glass bead/beads, thread
Techniques:
Sewn, overlay beadwork, edge beaded, gourd stitch/brick stitch/netted beadwork
Dimensions:
95 x 3.2 x 1 cm
Culture/People:
Oklahoma Cherokee
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Accessories
Place:
Oklahoma; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1963-1964
Catalog Number:
25/8888
Collection History:
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from the Oklahoma Indian Arts and Crafts Co-op (Anadarko, Oklahoma) in 1964; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
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Cherokee Alphabet postcard

Subject:
Sequoyah (George Gist/Sequoya/Se Quo Yah), Cherokee, ca. 1776-ca. 1844
Media/Materials:
Paper, ink
Techniques:
Commercially produced/manufactured
Dimensions:
22.8 x 15.3 cm
Culture/People:
Eastern Band of Cherokee
Object Type:
Advertising/Logo items
Place:
Museum of the Cherokee Indian Gift Shop; Cherokee, Eastern Cherokee Reservation, Qualla Boundary; Swain County; North Carolina; USA
Site Name:
Museum of the Cherokee Indian Gift Shop
Date Created:
2000-2003 (copyright 1970)
Catalog Number:
26/1645
Collection History:
Purchased by Ann McMullen (NMAI staff) in 2003.
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Cherokee Finger Weaver

Artists/Makers:
Virginia A. Stroud, Oklahoma Cherokee/Oklahoma Muskogee (Creek), b. 1951
Donor:
R. E. Mansfield (Richard E. Mansfield), Non-Indian, 1937-2007
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paper, watercolor
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
13 x 18 cm
Culture/People:
Oklahoma Cherokee
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Durango; La Plata County; Colorado; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
2005
Catalog Number:
26/5756
Collection History:
Formerly in the collection of R.E. Mansfield (1937-2007); donated to NMAI in 2006.
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Cherokee, 1790

Artists/Makers:
Oscar Howe (Mazuha Hokshina), Yanktonnai Nakota, 1915-1983
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paper, watercolor, ink
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
30.1 x 43.9 cm
Culture/People:
Yanktonnai Nakota
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
South Dakota; USA
Date Created:
1948-1952
Catalog Number:
24/9011
Collection History:
Part of a series of paintings commissioned by Dr. Oscar Brousse Jacobson (1882-1966, artist, scholar, Native art patron, and director of the University of Oklahoma's School of Art from 1915 to 1954) for "North American Indian Costumes, 1564-1950," a book by Oscar B. Jacobson and Oscar Howe and published by Editions d'Art C. Szwedzicki. Nice, France, 1952. The original paintings were purchased by MAI from Dr. Jacobson before 1966.
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Cherokee Hymn Book (Reprint)

Object Name:
Book/Booklet
Media/Materials:
Paper, ink
Techniques:
Printed
Dimensions:
17.2 x 10.7 x 0.6 cm
Culture/People:
Eastern Band of Cherokee
Object Type:
Indigenous Knowledge and Records
Place:
Arden; Buncombe County; North Carolina; USA
Date Created:
2000-2003
Catalog Number:
26/1657
Collection History:
Purchased by Ann McMullen (NMAI staff member) in 2003 from the Museum of the Cherokee Indian Gift Shop (Cherokee, North Carolina).
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Cherokee alphabet, and miscellaneous material notes

Creator:
Mooney, James 1861-1921
Culture:
Cherokee
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Topic:
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA MS 2217
Summary:
Also an Analysis of the Cherokee language (pamphlet), Clinton Duncan, Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation, 1890 (author, place and date supplied in Mooneyʹs hand). In addition, miscellaneous Cherokee notes.
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Manuscript 2217, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Cherokee Days 2014: Cherokee National Youth Choir

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2014-04-30T13:56:21.000Z
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians
Youtube Category:
Education
Video Title:
Cherokee Days 2014: Cherokee National Youth Choir
Description:
The Cherokee National Youth Choir performs traditional and gospel songs in the Cherokee language. For Cherokee Days, the group performed 12 selections, including 'Happy Birthday' in Cherokee. The choir is directed by Mary Kay Henderson and is comprised of youth from throughout the Cherokee Nation. Recorded at the National Museum of the American Indian Potomac Atrium on April 5, 2014.
Views:
2,807
Video Duration:
28 min 6 sec
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Cherokee Days 2014: Cherokee Genealogy with Roy Hamilton

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2014-04-30T13:56:22.000Z
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians
Youtube Category:
Education
Video Title:
Cherokee Days 2014: Cherokee Genealogy with Roy Hamilton
Description:
Genealogist Roy Hamilton, citizen of the Cherokee Nation, addresses Cherokee family genealogy and the differences between being a Cherokee citizen and being Cherokee by ancestry. This presentation was webcast on April 4, 2014 from Rooms 4018 and 4019 at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D. C.
Views:
1,232
Video Duration:
58 min 17 sec
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Cherokee formulae in Sequoia syllabary

Creator:
Mooney, James 1861-1921
Physical description:
8 pages
Culture:
Cherokee
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Topic:
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA MS 109
Summary:
Also typed list of botanical remedies from Sillimanʹs Journal, I, 2nd ed. 1819 Removed to file 1894 which contains 2 other copies of the same. MCB 1954
Cite as:
Manuscript 109, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Cherokee personal names ca. 1888

Creator:
Mooney, James 1861-1921
Physical description:
7 pages
Culture:
Cherokee
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
ca 1888
Local number:
NAA MS 2287-a
Summary:
This is all that has been located (2/64) of a projected list, described on an earlier catalog card as follows: "Cherokee Personal Names: A list of the proper names employed among the Eastern Cherokees or extracted from copies of treaties or other documentary sources, with their correct Indian forms and with analyses and interpretations. There are about 600 such names. Prepared about 1888." The old card is marked in J. N. B. Hewittʹs hand, "Incomplete; not turned in September 29, 1908."
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Manuscript 2287-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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How To Talk Trash In Cherokee

Object Name:
Book/Booklet
Media/Materials:
Paper, ink
Techniques:
Commercially produced/manufactured
Dimensions:
21.5 x 13.9 x 0.7 cm
Culture/People:
Cherokee
Object Type:
Indigenous Knowledge and Records
Place:
Florida; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1989
Catalog Number:
26/1674
Collection History:
Purchased by Ann McMullen (NMAI staff member) in 2003 from the Museum of the Cherokee Indian Gift Shop (Cherokee, North Carolina).
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Cup with Cherokee syllabary inscription

Artists/Makers:
Louise Bigmeat Maney (Louise Bigmeat/Louise Bigmeet Maney), Eastern Band of Cherokee, 1932-2001
Media/Materials:
Pottery
Techniques:
Coiled/hand built, incised
Dimensions:
7.3 x 8.7 cm
Culture/People:
Eastern Band of Cherokee
Object Type:
Food/Beverage Serving
Place:
Wrights Creek; Eastern Cherokee Reservation, Qualla Boundary; Jackson County; North Carolina; USA
Site Name:
Wrights Creek
Date Created:
1970-1990
Catalog Number:
26/790
Collection History:
Acquired by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from an unknown source at an unknown date; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
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Cherokee Split Cane Basket Maker

Artists/Makers:
Virginia A. Stroud, Oklahoma Cherokee/Oklahoma Muskogee (Creek), b. 1951
Donor:
R. E. Mansfield (Richard E. Mansfield), Non-Indian, 1937-2007
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paper, watercolor
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
13 x 18 cm
Culture/People:
Oklahoma Cherokee
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Durango; La Plata County; Colorado; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
2005
Catalog Number:
26/5755
Collection History:
Formerly in the collection of R.E. Mansfield (1937-2007); donated to NMAI in 2006.
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Flag of the Cherokee Nation

Donor:
Sergeant Debra K. Mooney, Oklahoma Choctaw
120th Engineer Combat Battalion
Media/Materials:
Nylon fabric
Techniques:
Commercially produced/manufactured
Dimensions:
149.5 x 92 cm
Culture/People:
Non-Indian; commissioned by the Cherokee Nation
Object Type:
Advertising/Logo items
Place:
Oklahoma; USA
Date Created:
2000-2004
Catalog Number:
26/5130
Collection History:
Flown during the Al Taqaddum Inter-Tribal Powwow held by members of the U.S. Army's 120th Engineer Combat Battalion (headquartered in Okmulgee, Oklahoma), September 17-18, 2004, in Al Taqaddum, Iraq. Donated to NMAI by Battalion members and their chaplain, Sergeant Debra K. Mooney (Oklahoma Choctaw), in 2005.
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