D. Joyce Kitson - Smutzler

January 1995
Faces of Identity, Hands of Skill: Folk Arts in North Dakota;1995, p8
The article profiles D. Joyce Kitson-Smutzler, a hide tanner and beadworker in Bismark, North Dakota. She was raised in a traditional setting by her grandfather and grandmother James and Alice Vaulters. She started to learn beadwork at the age of twelve years old. She learned the traditional method of tanning hides from Zona Loans Arrow, a blood relative. In fact, she makes many things out of leather and rawhide.


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