Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual: Established in 1946, it serves mainly as a cooperative mutual for 300 Cherokee craftspeople, the facility has a large display area for those interested in historical baskets, masks, pottery, fingerweaving, wood carving and more. Open all year, yet hours vary seasonally; call ahead n the off-season. No admission fee.
The back of the postcard reads, "Cherokees now live at gate of park which once they owned. The Cherokee Indians of the Qualla Reservation interest visitors to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park when they pass through the reservation on the way to the park. The Cherokees once owned all of the land now in the park. They continue their old crafts and sports and have a history as thrilling as that of the Exodus, which it resembles."