The Cherokee peoples are mainly located in the southern United States in areas in and around Georgia, Tennessee and North and South Carolina. However, many Cherokee artists and peoples today live all over North America and in other parts of the world.
The Cherokee language has a distant connection to the Iroquois or Haudenosaunee. The Cherokee people are known for their pottery, basketry and clay pipes. 1
Some well-known contemporary Cherokee artists include Jimmie Durham and Kay WalkingStick; also Cherokee/ Kwakwaka'wakw artist Don Smith, whose prints are included in the University of Victoria's Art Collections.