Elizabeth James-Perry (Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head, Aquinnah): NEA National Heritage Fellow Tribute (2023)

Witness the revitalization of Eastern Woodlands/Algonquian traditional arts take form in the skilled hands of Wampanoag Tribe member Elizabeth James-Perry (Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head, Aquinnah) of Dartmouth, Massachusetts. James-Perry’s fiber art combines historical research and family knowledge with careful preparation of natural materials to create hand-sculpted wampum beads, soft fiber basketry, and ancient forms of woven wampum. 

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