Sowing the Seeds of Cherokee Culture – Gourd Artist Verna Bates

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown November 16th, 2015 Last Updated on: November 16th, 2015


Have you guys been keeping up with television show Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People? There have been some great interviews on the 10 episodes created so far. This one below was really interesting to watch. Our Native people are so creative!

From episode 8, Osiyo TV highlights gourd artist Verna Bates as she unmasks the history and inspiration behind her award winning gourd masks and the special relationships in her life.

Make sure you watch more episodes at http://osiyo.tv/!

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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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