MCI Ani Tee

Museum of the Cherokee Indian Store

Regular price $30.00

EBCI Artist

Museum of the Cherokee Indian Logo Tee

Size: XS-4X

Color: Teal/Turquoise

 Fabric: 99% Cotton/ 1% Polyester

Designed by Atsei Cooper (Pictured modeling tee)

Atsei Cooper is from the Yellowhill community and is a self taught artist. She does beadwork, painting, and drawing. She graduated from the University of Utah in 2021 with a degree in anthropology and has a background in archaeology. She pushes for decolonization and created Nudale Adantedi in 2021 to help create a more welcoming space for our 2SLGBTQ community. Nudale Adantedi was able to participate in Sylva, North Carolina’s inaugural Pride Celebration in 2021. One day she hopes to do archaeological work for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

"I wanted to highlight the women in our tribe as symbols of power and creation. This is why our matriarch is wearing a feather cape, this is traditionally reserved for our beloved women. The strawberries are a reference to a popular story of how we got our first strawberries. I also wanted the artistic style to be a departure from the typical depictions of indigenous women. I am excited to share this unique design with everyone."