Oral history interview with Margaret Roach Wheeler


Oral history interview with Margaret Roach Wheeler


Wheeler, Margaret Roach



Margaret Roach Wheeler, a professional artist, talks about growing up and being surrounded by women making textiles with their hands. She explains her art education and how she first became interested in textile art and weaving clothing. She describes her style, technique, and preferred fabrics as well as the different types of clothing she makes. Wheeler discusses the different shows and exhibits she has been a part of and specific projects. She mentions some of her current work, her goals for the future, and her teaching responsibilities. She also acknowledges how working with her tribe has changed her career and the importance of networking and professionalism.


Little Thunder, Julie Pearson


Oklahoma Native Artists; Chickasaw heritage; Mahota Handwovens; ARTesian Gallery; Art education


Indians of North America; Artists; Interviews; Hand weaving; Textile crafts; Indians of North America--Clothing; Art--Study and teaching


Kansas; Joplin, Missouri; Montana; Sulphur, Oklahoma

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Oklahoma Oral History Research Program-Oklahoma State University

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