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Episode 21: Dick West’s Impact on Native Art

Amplified Oklahoma Show Notes

January 18, 2018

This month on Amplified Oklahoma, we’re examining the influence of Cheyenne artist Dick West on the lives of two women who began their careers at a time when there was rarely a recognized professional Native woman artist. From the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program’s archives, we’ll hear interview excerpts from Sharron Ahtone Harjo and Joan Hill, two artists who share Bacone College as their alma mater and who studied under West. Later, we’ll sit down with Dick West Jr. to learn more about his father’s legacy in the revival of the Bacone College art department through the advancement of Indian artists.

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Jasha Lyons Echo-Hawk

Jasha Lyons Echo-Hawk (Seminole, Creek, Pawnee, Omaha, Iowa) is a 2017 graduate of Oklahoma State University. While attending OSU, Jasha was affiliated with the Native American Student Association, F.A.C.E., and BAE the zine. She also worked as the Digital Projects Intern for the OOHRP's Oklahoma Native Artists Oral History Project. Jasha has future plans to study Native American law. She lives in Pawnee with her family.