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Cherokee Nation Seal
Made by an unknown Cherokee woman
Provenance unknown
c1980
Cotton/polyester with polyester filling
87 " x 75”
MSUM 7605.1
Photo by Doug Elbinger, all rights reseved by the Michigan State University Museum

As tribal communities have taken steps to strengthen their sovereign status, many have designed seals for use on tribal documents. The seal of the Cherokee Nation in the center of this quilt also carries words in the Cherokee language.

From To Honor and Comfort: Native Quilting Traditions


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