In Memory of Dixon Palmer
Dale Talkington sent us this obituary of Dixon Palmer last week. You can read more of the Obituary at NewsOK.
ANADARKO [The Daily Oklahoman, March 4, 2011] - Dixon Palmer, an artist, dancer and tepee maker, died Thursday, Kiowa Black Leggings Society spokesman Patrick Redbird said. Palmer, 90, died in Anadarko. He was known for making replicas of historical tepees, and his work was featured at the Southern Plains Indian Museum in Anadarko.
In a 2003 interview, Palmer said he had made nearly 300 tepees during his life. His work was inspired by family. Dixon Palmer was self-taught in the art of tepee making.
Redbird said Palmer was a leader of the Black Leggings Warrior Society. Palmer also appeared at events across the state, including a 2002 graduation ceremony at the University of Oklahoma.
Palmer made a tepee that was exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution. His tepees also were housed at museums in Indiana and Minnesota and at the University of Miami.
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