GEM (Grey Eagle Museum) Foundation, Inc. was an organization that was created to help American Indian artists, elders and teachers carry on their traditions and pass their knowledge on to the world.
In June 1981, Grey Eagle and I made a commitment to devote our lives to teaching the ways of his people, the Cherokee; and to the continuation of his tradition as a fifth generation stone carver. Since that day we have worked with the Dept. of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service on plant, tree and land protection, organized and coordinated the first official Pow Wow in Tate, GA (which received a proclamation from Gov. Joe Frank Harris), worked with the State of GA as the official representatives for their Chieftains Trail project and taught Native American spirituality at churches and gatherings. We have also helped countless individuals through public speaking and with our own classes in environmental issues, spiritual development and Indigenous tradition. Grey Eagle's stone carvings are now housed in private collections throughout the world. Our commitment of 1981 has been fruitful.
Now we are completing our vision by building an educational museum featuring implements and ceremonial objects of the Indigenous people of North America with explanations of their uses. The virtual museum is housed at this web site for the benefit of all people now, and for future generations to come.
"Seal of the Cherokee Nation"
Sacred Pipe Stone carving by Grey Eagle, Cherokee Artist
GEM Foundation, Inc.
The GREY EAGLE MUSEUM is a gift to the world. It is now being cared for and growing through Grey Eagle's son, David, who is also carrying on the traditional art of stone carving.