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First name: Candessa photo
Last name: Tehee
E-mail: candessa-tehee@cherokee.org
Web site:

P.O. Box 1391
Tahlequah, OK 74465
Council Cell 918-457-0831

?? ?? / iya dihi / Candessa Tehee is a Cherokee Nation citizen who descends from the Locust, Tehee, Pumpkin, and McLemore families. She makes her home in Tahlequah with her three children. She is a Cherokee National Treasure recognized for her skill and artistry in oblique and warpface fingerweaving. She earned her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Oklahoma. She currently serves as Associate Professor and Coordinator of Cherokee Language Education and Cherokee Cultural Studies programs in the Department of Cherokee and Indigenous Studies at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Prior to joining the NSU faculty, she served as Executive Director of the Cherokee Heritage Center in Park Hill, Oklahoma and as Manager of the Cherokee Language Program at Cherokee Nation.