Oral history interview with John Knifechief
TitleOral history interview with John Knifechief
DescriptionJohn Knifechief, a professional artist, talks about growing up and how his father taught him how to make traditional Native bows and arrows. He explains how he has made these items while holding other jobs. He describes how he finds the best material and how he makes sure every item he creates is actually traditional and authentic. Knifechief discusses his creative process and the many different types of items he makes. He comments on traveling and giving demonstrations with his son. He also acknowledges how proud he is to show Pawnee culture through his items.
InterviewerLittle Thunder, Julie Pearson
KeywordOklahoma Native Artists; Pawnee heritage; Creative process
SubjectIndians of North America; Artists; Interviews; Bow and arrow making; Demonstrations in art; Indians of North America--Material culture; Fire fighters; Families
Citation of materialOklahoma Oral History Research Program-Oklahoma State University