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Walking in Balance: Roles of Men and Women in 18th Century Cherokee society
Arts Array - Native American Lecture Series
Date: 9/19/2013 7:30 PM
Cost: Free for Everyone
Location: Executive Auditorium Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
Mark and Sherry FinchumCherokee educators, Mark and Sherry Finchum, will use numerous artifacts and photos to describe the roles of Cherokee women and men in 18th century Cherokee society. This was a time when men were known as the hunters and warriors, both occupations involving death; women were responsible for the gardens and families, two aspects of society associated with life. Among the items they will display and discuss will be rivercane baskets, pottery, fingerwoven belts, deer and buffalo hides, tomahawks, and a blowgun.