Meet Daniel Worcester, Chickasaw Bladesmith

Meet Daniel Worcester, Chickasaw Bladesmith

Renowned Chickasaw bladesmith Daniel Worcester was born in 1955 and grew up on his grandparents’ allotment near Pontotoc, Oklahoma. His grandparents were original Chickasaw enrollees, and their heritage inspired the bladesmith to contribute to the Native American art community.

Watch this video as he explains his artistic process and how he turns found objects into one-of-a-kind treasures.

In this next video Daniel Worcester explains the significance of art to the Chickasaw Nation, and how Chickasaw art is both varied and dynamic.

For more information on Daniel's work you can check out his profile on Chickasaw.TV.

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.

2 Comments on “Meet Daniel Worcester, Chickasaw Bladesmith”

  • Avatar for Jim Howeth

    Jim Howeth


    I just saw your profile on the Chickasaw commercial and am facinated with your knife work. Do you have a gallery? are your knives available for sale? Where would I find one?

  • Avatar for Daniel Worcester

    Daniel Worcester


    Hello! just googled my name and found we share it! just thought i’d say HI… id be surprised if we were related but anything is possible.

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