Friday’s Google Doodle Recognizes Cherokee Artist Amanda Crowe

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Crowe started drawing and sculpting by the age of four and sold several of her carvings as a child.Google

</div> </div> <p>Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Cherokee woodcarver and educator Amanda Crowe.</p> <p>She grew up as a member of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee — the descendants of several hundred Cherokee people who stayed on Cherokee lands in the eastern U.S. after the Trail of Tears, resisting the U.S. government’s efforts to remove them west to Oklahoma. Their leader, Tsali, along with his brother and all but his youngest son, surrendered to U.S. General Winfield Scott in exchange for the lives of the other Cherokee. In return for the execution of Tsali and his family, and the surrender of their traditional culture, the U.S. government agreed to let the Cherokee stay in North Carolina. They reorganized in the early 20th century and today are a federally recognized tribe, into which Amanda Crowe was born in 1928. She spent her childhood studying with her uncle, renowned woodcarver Goingback Chiltoskey, and in 1946 received a scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago.</p> <p>The scholarship enabled her to study the work of other cultures and learn to work with other media, such as plaster, stone, and metal, but traditional woodworking remained her primary interest and the core of her art. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree and travelled to Mexico to study sculpture with sculptor Jose de Creeft. But just as her heart and hands kept being drawn back to woodcarving, Crowe was drawn back to the Cherokee homeland. She spent 40 years teaching at the Eastern Band’s Cherokee High School and at her studio in Paint Town, and several of her more than 2,000 students became well-known artists in their own right. She died in 2004.</p>” readability=”33″>

Crowe started drawing and sculpting by the age of four and sold several of her carvings as a child.Google

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Cherokee woodcarver and educator Amanda Crowe.

She grew up as a member of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee — the descendants of several hundred Cherokee people who stayed on Cherokee lands in the eastern U.S. after the Trail of Tears, resisting the U.S. government’s efforts to remove them west to Oklahoma. Their leader, Tsali, along with his brother and all but his youngest son, surrendered to U.S. General Winfield Scott in exchange for the lives of the other Cherokee. In return for the execution of Tsali and his family, and the surrender of their traditional culture, the U.S. government agreed to let the Cherokee stay in North Carolina. They reorganized in the early 20th century and today are a federally recognized tribe, into which Amanda Crowe was born in 1928. She spent her childhood studying with her uncle, renowned woodcarver Goingback Chiltoskey, and in 1946 received a scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago.

The scholarship enabled her to study the work of other cultures and learn to work with other media, such as plaster, stone, and metal, but traditional woodworking remained her primary interest and the core of her art. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree and travelled to Mexico to study sculpture with sculptor Jose de Creeft. But just as her heart and hands kept being drawn back to woodcarving, Crowe was drawn back to the Cherokee homeland. She spent 40 years teaching at the Eastern Band’s Cherokee High School and at her studio in Paint Town, and several of her more than 2,000 students became well-known artists in their own right. She died in 2004.

Source : https://www.forbes.com/sites/kionasmith/2018/11/09/fridays-google-doodle-recognizes-cherokee-artist-amanda-crowe/