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Video: Cherokee Elder Sue Wildcat Talks Hitching Rides and Making Toys

Cherokee Elder Sue Wildcat talks about hitching rides when many people didn't own a car, and making toys when families couldn't afford to buy them.
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Cherokee Elder Sue Wildcat talks about hitching rides because most people couldn’t afford a car, and playing in the creek.

“The county commissioner at the time would take people to the hospital and to the grocery stores,” she said. “We would play in the creek and catch crawdads.”

Wildcat talks about how they made toys out of what they had, like how her mom would make paper dolls out of Montgomery Ward catalogs.

She attended Oaks Mission School and says she actually didn’t mind being in boarding school.

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