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Sealed Fate; Treaty of New Echota Protest Basket / Shan Goshorn

Essay/Description

Double-weave basket woven from cut strips of photographic paper, printed with a color images of historic Cherokee documents. The outside layer is woven with "splints" of the Treaty of New Echota, and the inside layer with "splints" of 95 pages of protest signatures.

Curatorial Remarks

Traditional double walled, rectangular, lidded Cherokee storage basket using modern materials.

Tags: lid, double walled, photographic paper, basket, Treaty of New Echota
People: Shan Goshorn, Cherokee
Places: Oklahoma
Purpose: commercial sale

From interviews with Dr. Garrick Bailey, 2018-2020 University of Tulsa, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Title(s): 
Sealed Fate; Treaty of New Echota Protest Basket
Creator(s): 
Shan Goshorn
Culture: 
Native American; Cherokee, Eastern (artist and user)
Date: 
2010
Materials/Techniques: 
photographic paper (plasticized), ink
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gilcrease Museum Management Trust
Accession No: 
71.793a-b
Previous Number(s): 
GMT 2010.3; GMMT 2010.3; 71.793
Department: 
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