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Weaving New Worlds: Southeastern Cherokee Women and Their Basketry

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In this innovative study, Sarah Hill illuminates the history of Southeastern Cherokee women by examining changes in their basketry. Based in tradition and made from locally gathered materials, baskets evoke the lives and landscapes of their makers. Indeed, as Weaving New Worlds reveals, the stories of Cherokee baskets and the women who weave them are intertwined and inseparable. Incorporating written, woven, and spoken records, Hill demonstrates that changes in Cherokee basketry signal important transformations in Cherokee culture.

Over the course of three centuries, Cherokees developed four major basketry traditions, each based on a different material—rivercane, white oak, honeysuckle, and maple. Hill explores how the addition of each new material occurred in the context of lived experience, ecological processes, social conditions, economic circumstances, and historical eras. Incorporating insights from written sources, interviews with contemporary Cherokee weavers, and a close examination of the baskets themselves, she presents Cherokee women as shapers and subjects of change. Even in the face of cultural assault and environmental loss, she argues, Cherokee women have continued to take what they have to make what they need, literally and metaphorically weaving new worlds from old.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 373-404) and index.

About the Author

Sarah H. Hill is an independent scholar who lives in Atlanta. A native of Georgia, she received her Ph.D. in American studies from Emory University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807846506
Author:
Hill, Sarah H.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Weaving
Subject:
Baskets
Subject:
Indian baskets
Subject:
Cherokee Indians
Subject:
Cherokee women
Subject:
Human ecology -- Southern States -- History.
Subject:
Cherokee baskets.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Native American studies; Cherokee culture; rivercane; white oak; honeysuckle; maple; lived experience; ecological processes; social conditions; economic circumstances
Subject:
Cherokee Indians -- History.
Subject:
Native American studies; Cherokee culture; rivercane; whit
Subject:
e oak; honeysuckle; maple; lived experience; ecological processes; social conditions; economic circumstances
Subject:
Cherokee culture
Subject:
rivercane
Subject:
White oak.
Subject:
honeysuckle
Subject:
Maple
Subject:
lived experience
Subject:
ecological processes
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
economic circumstances
Subject:
lived
Subject:
Experience
Subject:
Crafts-Weaving and Spinning
Copyright:
Series Volume:
v. 7, no. 7
Publication Date:
June 1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
440
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in 27.52 oz

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