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Object ID 1987.041.001
Object Name Collection
Scope & Content Material collected during interview session with Will West Long, 1946. Interview was conducted by W.N. Fenton and Lester Hargrett.

Notes on Cherokee Masks and the Eagle Dance (5 pp.) were made at Cherokee, NC, 4-5 December 1946, during interview sessions with Will West Long. (W.N. Fenton and Lester Hargrett, interviewers)

Notes on the masks include descriptions and uses of dancer mask, warrior mask, medicine mask, deer hunter's mask, magical mask, wild turkey hunter's mask, bear hunter's mask, buffalo hunter's mask, negro mask, Chinese mask, and mask of gourds.

The collection also includes slides of Will West Long made in
Big Cove, 5 December 1946.

Slides:
Slide #1 --Will West Long's home.
Slide #2 -6 -- Will West Long carving a mask (#3 and 4 have photo).
Slide #7 - 8 -- Will West Long with interviewer (Fenton or Hargrett?) -- note fish baskets.
Slide #9 -- Will West Long with Cherokee fan (See interview).
Slide #10 -11 -- Dinah Lawson Long and children.
Slide #12 -- Oconaluftee River.
Sldie #13 -- View of Big Cove.
Sldie # 4 --unknown .
Catalog type Archive
Title Will West Long Collection.
Collection Will West Long Collection
Lexicon category 10: Unclassifiable Artifacts