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Earth Shakers: The Influence of Cherokee Women - Exhibit - Tahlequah

Earth Shakers: The Influence of Cherokee Women - Exhibit - Tahlequah

May 11, 2019

Cherokee Heritage Center
21192 S Keeler Drive 
Park Hill, OK 74451
www.cherokeeheritage.org/

From marching for women's suffrage in the United States' capital to helping design the Gemini-Agena spacecraft, Cherokee women have had a major impact on the world around them. The Cherokee Heritage Society will share how they have tried to capture their stories in their upcoming OH-sponsored exhibition. The exhibition includes visual arts in numerous media made by Eastern Band Cherokee, Cherokee Nation, and United Keetoowah Band Cherokee women artists through history up to today. The exhibition explores gender roles being complimentary to one another, how those roles have changes over time, matrilineal societies as models that work, and how Cherokee women embrace new materials and technologies. This exhibition traces how Cherokee women embed Cherokee cultural knowledge, even in experimental new genres, to share across generations.