Mrs. Vanessa Paukeigope Jennings will be presenting a talk titled “An Artistic Heritage: Kiowa Beadwork.” Mrs. Jennings is an enrolled member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma and a master beadworker. In 1989, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded her a National Heritage Fellowship, recognizing her as a “living American treasure.” She is renowned for her fully beaded cradles. In addition, she also creates beaded buckskin dresses and other traditional Kiowa clothing worn during dances and ceremonies. She has authored several works on Kiowa material culture and has served as a consultant for museum exhibits, including the National Museum of the American Indian’s exhibit Identity by Design: Tradition, Change, and Celebration in Native Women’s Dresses.
Sociology, Anthro and Social Work
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Event Date: 4/18/2012
Texas Tech Museum Auditorium - Please enter through the doors on the west side of the building.