Story of Lakota Ceremonial Masks

Donald Montileaux's latest series of work explores the idea of a protective masks. They were inspired by his friend Dakotah Hollow Horn Bear's story about a Lakota ceremony:A long time ago, prior to t…
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Beading How To: Applique Stitch

In our final Beading How To for the month, Michael demonstrates the Applique Stitch and shares a few tips to make nice, consistent stitches, help mark your place (its amazingly easy to loose your p…
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Beading How To: Materials & Patterns

Our Beading How To continues...in this episode, Michael talks about the best materials to bead on and shares a few tried and true tips for choosing/using beading patterns. What to bead on Leath…
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Beading How To: Edge Beading

Michael demonstrates Edge Beading…[he begins by showing a few examples of finished pieces with beaded edges and gives some detail about some unique edge beading he used on one of his bags]. On this…
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Beading How To: Beadwork Basics

What's the best way to hold your leather as you bead? What's the easiest way to work with loose beads? How do you load your needle with hanked beads? Do you have any recommendations for needle size…
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Beading How To: Lazy Stitch

In great detail and in vivid color…Michael demonstrates the Lazy Stitch beadwork technique. Let's start here with the Lazy Stitch (I don't know how it got the name "Lazy" because its certainly no…
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Artist Mike McLeod: How I Got My Start

In Part 3 of our talk with Native American artist Mike McLeod, he tells us a little more about what inspires him, reflects on how he got his start, and remembers a few of his favorite Country Weste…
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Featuring Artist Donald Montileaux

He is renowned for his iconographic ledger drawings that effortlessly combine his vibrant use of color and stylized imagery with a beautiful sense of movement.He is celebrated for his highly anticipat…
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Chippewa Artist Mike McLeod - Inspiration

Chippewa artist Michael McLeod is well known for his beaded and painted pouches, decorated top hats, bone hair pipe breastplates, and buckskin clothing...but he is celebrated for his painted hides.…
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James Little Wounded: Artist & Grandpa

In our final snippet with artist James Little Wounded, he talks about what it's like to work in his studio both as an artist and a grandpa - how he makes (and listens to) his pieces and how his lit…
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