Oral history interview with Tonia Weavel
TitleOral history interview with Tonia Weavel
DescriptionTonia Weavel, an artist and clothing maker, talks about her childhood and how she learned to sew at an early age. She explains how she first started making traditional Cherokee clothing and how she has expanded into different types of clothing, from tear dresses to ribbon shirts to hunting jackets. Weavel describes how she makes these items and how each is custom and unique. She discusses her creative process and her work with the Cherokee Heritage Center.
InterviewerLittle Thunder, Julie Pearson
KeywordOklahoma Native Artists; Cherokee heritage; Cherokee traditional clothing; Creative process
SubjectIndians of North America; Artists; Interviews; Indians of North America--Clothing; Clothing and dress--Study and teaching; Ethnic costume
SpatialPark Hill, Oklahoma; Stilwell, Oklahoma; Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Citation of materialOklahoma Oral History Research Program-Oklahoma State University