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Living Traditionally: Chickasaw Bead Artist Courtney Parchcorn

Living Traditionally: Chickasaw Bead Artist Courtney Parchcorn

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown December 7th, 2014 Last Updated on: July 2nd, 2018

In this video from Chickasaw.TV, Courtney Parchcorn explains how her artwork helps her get in touch with her history, and how that understanding of where she came from helps her to succeed in the modern world.

This piece is especially meaningful to Parchcorn, “For All the Grandfathers”— which features an eagle motif symbolizing her own grandfather.


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Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.



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Patricia Timbrook

I really enjoyed the story on Courtney Parchcorn’s Chicksaw bead work. What an inspirational young lady.
Beautiful beadwork.

Shanna Cuellar

I would really love to learn how to bead, I think it would be a great opportunity to be taught beading ,just to think of all the possibilities of such a hand crafted gift…Priceless
If there is any info that you could possibly pass on to me ? I would greatly appreciate it very much
Thank You

Aura Wright

I don’t have a link to the video on my iPad. They are all just photos. Help please.

Shanna Cuellar

I would really love to learn how to bead, I think it would be a great opportunity to be taught beading ,just to think of all the possibilities of such a hand crafted gift…Priceless
If there is any info that you could possibly pass on to me ? I would greatly appreciate it very much
Thank You

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