Native American Pottery

The image shown depict hand made Native American clay pottery. Pottery is used to hold objects but in this case, the pottery was made for decoration purposes. The pottery was made by Anna Mitchell in her home in Vinita, OK. I would always see the pottery on a shelf in my grandma's house but never asked what it was. Lately, I found that pottery belonged to a well-known Native American potter. Every time my mother and grandmother would go to Anna's house she would tell Native American folklore. I associate the pottery to the nostalgic memories spent with my grandparents. Their house is filled with Native American objects such as: blankets, statues, figurines. There are also pictures of my great-grandmother; she was full blooded Native American. This object shows importance because it portrays my Native American heritage. The pottery also reminds me that my family possess a large part of Cherokee history. Native American, pottery, Anna Mitchell, heritage.

Place(s): Oklahoma

– Hudson Luessenhop

Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more