Intro. to The River Cane Chronicles

WATR is working with  the Cherokee tribal Revitalization of Traditional Artisan Resources, aka RTCAR.  The project is called ” WATR River Cane Education & Mapping” and it extends through this summer. River cane is important to WATR’s mission because the shoots prevent stream bank erosion and trap sediments. In short, river cane helps […]

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Harvesting Rivercane

Five WATR members traveled with Cherokee artisans to harvest the perfect canes that are suitable for traditional weaving projects: mats and baskets. We joined two Cherokee artisans, Jim Long and Lucille Lossiah, and their six assistants who are learning the craft as we headed down to the Murphy area. At […]

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