Above photo: Tracy Newkumet Burrows (Caddo/Delaware)
The Coe Center has partnered with First American Art Magazine to present an interactive Zoom series in which Native artists discuss artworks in the Coe Collections. Collections Spotlight brings deep dives into objects from the Coe collection to the public from the artist’s perspective via Zoom. These events will be free and open to the general public.
Tracy Newkumet Burrows (Caddo/Delaware) will launch this series with Episode 1: Tracy Discusses Regalia. Burrows will speak May 12, 2020 on Caddo regalia. She will give an in-depth explanation about a dush-toh (hourglass-shaped women’s hairpiece) and a Caddo/Delaware pair of beaded moccasins from the Coe collection. Included in her talk will be the history and cultural background of the pieces as she also discusses her own artwork, the Turkey Dance, and Caddo and Delaware cultures on the South Plains.
For for more information:
- Caddo Mounds State Historic Site
- Caddo (Kadohadacho), Oklahoma Historical Society
- Hasinai, Oklahoma Historical Society
- Delaware, Western, Oklahoma Historical Society
- Hasinai: A Traditional History of the Caddo Confederacy, by Vynola Beaver Newkumet and Howard L. Meredith
- Traditions of Caddo, by George A. Dorsey with an introduction by Wallace L. Chafe (University Press, 1977.
- Caddo Indians Where We Come From by Cecile Elkins Carter (University of Oklahoma Press, 1995.