Oral history interview with Vanessa Paukeigope Jennings
TitleOral history interview with Vanessa Paukeigope Jennings
DescriptionVanessa Paukeigope Jennings, a professional artist, talks about her childhood and the influence of her grandparents on her art and life. She explains how she learned to bead and how she first became involved with art shows and markets. She describes the many different types of things she makes, from cradleboards to clothing. She discusses some of the challenges of her work and some of her goals for the future. She mentions a few of her awards and some of her specific projects. She also comments on the cultural significance of her work and why she has remained traditional.
InterviewerLittle Thunder, Julie Pearson
KeywordOklahoma Native Artists; Kiowa heritage; Family ties; Creative process; Red Earth Festival
SubjectIndians of North America; Artists; Interviews; Indian beadwork; Cradleboards; Indians of North America--Material culture; Indians of North America--Clothing; Mopope, Stephen, 1898-1974
SpatialSanta Fe, New Mexico; Anadarko, Oklahoma
Citation of materialOklahoma Oral History Research Program-Oklahoma State University