Goingback Chiltoskey; Courtesy of Western Carolina University, Hunter Library Digital Collections




Goingback Chiltoskey

Goingback Chiltoskey (1904 – 2000), noted Cherokee woodcarver, was presented the 1974 award for his significant contributions as a craftsman, leader, and promoter of the Cherokee and their culture. His efforts enhanced the economic interests of the Qualla Reservation and the Cherokee Indians as well as the integrated society within his region. His efforts at preserving Native American lore have been meritorious. Chiltoskey is an asset to all of Western North Carolina.