Oral history interview with Lena Blackbird
TitleOral history interview with Lena Blackbird
DescriptionLena Blackbird, a basket maker, talks about her childhood and how she first learned to basket weave. She describes her process and talks about materials she uses. Blackbird mentions some of the people who have helped her with her career and discusses going to different shows to compete and sell her baskets. She also acknowledges some of the differences between traditional and contemporary basket weaving.
InterviewerLittle Thunder, Julie Pearson
KeywordOklahoma Native Artists; Cherokee heritage; Basket weaving; Creative process
SubjectIndians of North America; Artists; Interviews; Indian baskets; Basket making; Art--Competitions
SpatialTahlequah, Oklahoma; North Carolina
Citation of materialOklahoma Oral History Research Program-Oklahoma State University