Willow Doll

Name: Wakíŋyaŋ Hothúŋpi Lowáŋ Máni Wiŋ (Woman Who Sings With Thunder)
Tribal Affiliation: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
NAU Membership: NAU Secretary
Artistic Media: Beading, Leatherwork
My mom is the one who taught me how to bead. She started by teaching me how to string beads when I was only two years old.

My name is Willow Doll. I am an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. I am the Secretary for Native Artists United (NAU). My Lakota name is Wakíŋyaŋ Hothúŋpi Lowáŋ Máni Wiŋ, which translates to ‘Woman Who Sings With Thunder.’

I was born to Emma Goodhouse in 1989. My mom is the one who taught me how to bead. She started by teaching me how to string beads when I was only two years old. My artwork has expanded into everything from beaded earrings to fully beaded moccasins and leggings. Beadwork and leatherwork are definitely my specialties. I sometimes fall into a place of no motivation, no inspiration, or I'm just flat out anxious, but my daughter brings me right back.

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