Letter from Wyandotte Chief Leaford Bearskin

Letter from Chief L.BearskinChief Bearskins letter to SWAIA

I feel kinda strange including a document like this,

but because of all the pretendNDNs and fraudulent claims ,

I felt it might ease some collectors minds to know that I’m Wyandot

and recognized as such by a Wyandotte Chief of a federally recognized Wyandot(te) Nation.

We come from the same families, so we Wyandot(te) people don’t normally even think about these things.

But for any who have had hesitation, or bouts of apprehension…here it is….

now i can get back to making art.  🙂



2 responses

  1. Lauretta Ann

    You and your family are in my heart. Stay strong and forget what others say.


    January 8, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    • thanks, I’m not really offended I guess because I don’t like being lied to either.
      I know there have been some recent scams that have likely made people cautious.
      I don’t really go out of my way to sell work as an “Indian Artist” because some tribes do define themselves
      by “blood-degree” but Wyandot(te) people have never done that.

      January 8, 2016 at 11:16 pm

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