Oral history interview with Ken Bonds
TitleOral history interview with Ken Bonds
DescriptionKen Bonds, initiator of the Red Earth Indian Arts Festival, talks about his childhood and his interest in Native art. He explains his career and civic work in the community and how that led to the creation of the festival. He describes his role in getting everything set up and running and some of the challenges. Bonds mentions a few of the people who have helped with the festival over the years and discusses some of the art pieces he has in his personal collection. He also acknowledges how much Red Earth has grown and impacted the people of Oklahoma, especially Native artists.
InterviewerLittle Thunder, Julie Pearson
KeywordOklahoma Native Artists; Red Earth Festival; Indian Arts and Crafts Act; Oklahoma Indian art
SubjectIndians of North America; Interviews; Art festivals; Art--Collectors and collecting; Fund raising
SpatialOklahoma City, Oklahoma; Oklahoma
Citation of materialOklahoma Oral History Research Program-Oklahoma State University