Living Traditionally: Chickasaw Bead Artist Courtney Parchcorn

Living Traditionally: Chickasaw Bead Artist Courtney Parchcorn

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown December 7th, 2014 Blog

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.

About Toyacoyah Brown

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 readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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