During the 2015 Gathering of Nations, Danita Goodwill woke up to find her car windows smashed open. She then found that her beadwork was missing.
Danita Goodwill is a well know Southern Buckskin. She is a member of the Osage Tribe from Grayhorse, Oklahoma.
PowWows.com shared a photo of Danita's outfit during the Gathering to spread the word about the missing beadwork. The post is the most shared post on PowWows.com's Facebook page. The post was liked by over 15,000 people, shared 72,000 times, and has almost 3,000 comments.
Since Gathering of Nations people have been continually asking about the missing beadwork. Among the stolen were her crown, earrings, choker, backdrop, and necklaces.
Over the last few months Danita and family have worked hard to replace the missing beadwork. She has replaced all the items with similar beadwork. This has created some confusion online. Many people have posted that the beadwork has been found. Unfortunately the beadwork is still missing.
Please keep a look out for this beadwork!
Update – April 28, 2016
Many of you continue to ask about updates on Danita's stolen beadwork. I spoke with Danita during the 2016 Gathering of Nations.
The beadwork is still missing. There has been no sightings of any pieces. She continues to check with local authorities and pawn shops. She is still hopeful that the beadwork will be found and returned.
Her new beadwork looks great. She placed 1st at Gathering of Nations with it!