Margaret Roach Wheeler: Hall of Fame

2010 Inductee

Margaret Roach Wheeler is an award-winning weaver, fiber expert and textile artist. She served as the artist-in-residence at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Wheeler exhibited works at the Museum of Art and Design and the Institute of American Indian Arts, among others. She won numerous awards, including the President's Award at Red Earth Festival and textile awards at the 2009 Southeastern Art Show and Market. Wheeler is the owner of Mahota Handwovens, where she designs contemporary fashions and traditional Native American regalia.


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Breakthrough: Interpreting My Own Culture

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Margaret Roach Wheeler describes how she transitioned from being a teacher to starting her own business.

The Chickasaw Arts Academy: Teaching Future Weavers and Designers

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Being Inducted into the Chickasaw Hall of Fame

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Hall of Fame Ceremony, 2010

The Chickasaw Nation
In 2010, the Chickasaw Nation continued its tradition of honoring individuals who have made great and noble contributions to the Nation.