Eastern Cherokee Booger mask The term "Booger" equivalent to "Bogey" (ghost) is [was] used by English speaking Cherokee and their white neighbors for any ghost or frightful animal. The actions of the maskers portray the Cherokee estimate of the European invader as awkward, ridiculous, rude, and menacing, a dramatic perpetuation of the tradition of hostility and disdain.
Burden Basket Depending on the tribe, Native American burden baskets were typically utility baskets used for gathering and storing food. Often times burden baskets were hung outside a home and a visitors were to place their "burdens" inside the basket before entering. The expression, “leave your burdens at the door” originated with these baskets.