Tonia Hogner-Weavel (Cherokee) is a Cherokee National Treasure and has had a passion for researching and making traditional Cherokee clothing for the past 35 years. She has been the seamstress for the Cherokee Youth Choir and many Miss Cherokee ambassadors. Hogner-Weavel has costumed numerous theatrical productions depicting historical Cherokee stories as well as the staff for Diligwa, the 1710 Cherokee living exhibit at the Cherokee Heritage Center, Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

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