Today on the Google home page in the United States is a Doodle to remember and honor the life of Amanda Crowe, the artist. Amanda was a woodcarver and educator from Cherokee, North Carolina who was an Eastern Band Cherokee. She was most well known for her woodcarvings.
She was not born today but because today is Native American Heritage Month, they are using her work and life as a way to celebrate and bring awareness to Native American Heritage Month. Google wrote:
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, today’s video Doodle celebrates Eastern Band Cherokee Indian woodcarver and educator Amanda Crowe, a prolific artist renowned for her expressive animal figures. Led by Doodler Lydia Nichols, the Doodle was created in collaboration with the Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual as well as William “Bill” H. Crowe, Jr., woodcarver and nephew and former student of Amanda Crowe. Aside from highlighting Crowe’s own words and passion for her craft, the Doodle features high resolution imagery of Amanda’s true works housed in her homeland at Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual, the nation’s oldest American Indian cooperative. The music is also an original composition by her nephew, Bill.
The Doodle is a video Doodle, here it is:
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