The bandolier bag with its freely arranged beaded design is among the rarest of all surviving beaded objects. The bags were a standard feature of men's formal dress among the Cherokee, Creek, and Seminole in the early 1800s. Women made the bags from materials acquired in trade. The Nelson-Atkins Museum now has the largest collection of such bags.
Eurasian eagle owl (Bubo bubo)
"The Cherokee honor both the owl and the cougar for watching over Earth for seven days during creation; the creatures are often associated even in appearance, as the wide eyes of the owl resemble those of the cat. As a culture that views animals as intelligent beings with spirits, the Cherokee sometimes endow the owl with a personality akin to that of a wise old man."