Oral history interview with Lester Harragarra
TitleOral history interview with Lester Harragarra
DescriptionLester Harragarra, a professional photographer, talks about growing up around his Native culture and the early influences on his work. He explains how he first became interested in photography and how he looks at photography as a way to document life and not as a way to make money. He describes some of the specific projects he has done, like the Black Leggings veteran ceremonials. He discusses some of the challenges he has faced and some of his goals for the future. He also comments on the importance of documenting Native life.
InterviewerLittle Thunder, Julie Pearson
KeywordOklahoma Native Artists; Black Leggings ceremonials; Kiowa/Otoe-Missouria heritage; Black Leggings veterans
SubjectIndians of North America; Artists; Interviews; Photography; Documentary photography; Indians of North America--Rites and ceremonies; Indians of North America--Wars--Veterans
SpatialRed Rock, Oklahoma; New Mexico
Citation of materialOklahoma Oral History Research Program-Oklahoma State University