Treaties & Sovereignty

Textiles by Jennifer Thiessen


Size: Standard L dress size

Category: Textiles

Tribal Affiliation: Cherokee

Artwork Description:

This piece is a long two layered dress with decorative ribbon, and a full-length vertical banner hanging in the front. The banner has images of two scrolls listing the treaties signed between the United State of America and the Cherokee Nation, and the two most important Supreme Court Opinions impacting tribal sovereignty. There are also 7 pointed stars and a sacred turtle with the phrase "Treaty Rights (7 pointed stars ) Tribal Sovereignty". Despite the treaties and SCOTUS Opinions, tribal nations are still fighting to exercise full tribal sovereignty.

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