Cherokee Registry

What art forms are truly Cherokee?

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 Clay pottery Gourd items 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.