TitleOral history interview with John Brown
DescriptionJohn Brown, a maker of bows and arrows and wooden canoes, talks about growing up and learning about his Creek heritage. He explains how he first started making bows and arrows and how he became involved with the Creek Bow Shooters Society. He describes the work that goes into creating these items and how he and this group work to demonstrate the history and culture of the bow and arrow for the Creek Nation. He discusses the work he does for the Creek Nation outside of this group and how much he enjoys teaching others about this culture. He also comments on the traditional dugout canoe he and the bow shooter group made and how they actually floated it down a river. He goes into detail about this process and how important it is to recognize tribal history.
InterviewerLittle Thunder, Julie Pearson
KeywordOklahoma Native Artists; Creek heritage; Art education; Creative process
SubjectIndians of North America; Artists; Interviews; Bow and arrow making; Indians of North America--Material culture; Woodwork; Indians of North America--Boats
SpatialOkmulgee, Oklahoma; Alabama
Citation of materialOklahoma Oral History Research Program-Oklahoma State University