Columns & Opinions
September 28, 2022
Cherokee Artist Recovery Act: A “New Deal” for Cherokee Creativity
A “New Deal” for Cherokee Creativity
In 1935, the United States was still in the grips of the Great Depression. Millions of people felt the impact of the economic crisis, including the nation‚s artists.
In response, President Franklin D. Roosevelt included a number of relief programs for artists as part of his larger New Deal program. Like so much of the country during the Great Depression, artists suffered under harsh economic conditions. “Artists,” said one of Presi...