What art forms are truly Cherokee? Not all Indian art is Cherokee. There are over 500 federally recognized Indian tribes in the United States today, each with their own culture, practices, and art forms.
Arts that are considered truly Cherokee include:
Double wall basketry
River cane items
The Dreamcatcher is not a part of the Cherokee culture. It has been said that it belongs to the Ojibway people of the north, but because of popularity and commercialism, it has developed an intertribal identity.
The Medicine Wheel, which belongs to the Plains people, has also become an intertribal symbol of goodwill, much like cedar, sage and sweetgrass.