Model Straightback Chair

Will West Long, Cherokee / American, 1870 - 1947
Eastern Band of Cherokee


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collected about 1903-1909

Stained rhododendron wood

Overall: 10 1/2 × 6 7/16 in. (26.7 × 16.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Bequest of Frank C. and Clara G. Churchill



Place Made: Cherokee, United States, North America


20th century

Object Name

Furniture: Seating

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Southeast

Not on view


Inscribed, in graphite, on the back on the top of splat, in Cherokee syllabary: "We-lee-wes-tee"


Will West Long (Wil-lee-wes-tee), Cherokee, North Carolina; collected byClara G. Corser Turner Churchill (1851-1945) and Frank Carroll Churchill (1850-1912), Cherokee, North Carolina, 1907; bequeathed to present collection, 1946.

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