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Amy Bluemel

Amy Bluemel“Chukma (Hello).

“I am a registered member of the Chickasaw Nation, storyteller, artist, and a member of the Chickasaw dance troupe Chikashsha Hithla. I travel around the country with the troupe educating about Chickasaw and Southeastern tribal culture. I also work independently performing at schools, libraries, camps, festivals, and museums.

“I bring a large variety of Native artifacts such as hides, arrows, tomahawks, bead work, rattles, dance shakers, literature, etc. I share some of our language, history and culture and share our stories. I perform in my regalia and explain why we wear what we wear. You can find photos, videos, and more by visiting my website, www.amybluemelstoryteller.com.”

— Amy Bluemel

Amy Bruton Bluemel is a gifted storyteller and educator, artist, and stomp dancer. Her appreciation for cultural awareness came at an early age. She was raised in a military family; she lived in Germany, Okinawa, Turkey, and Scotland before returning to her Chickasaw roots in America.

An accomplished artist, Amy was one of 36 Native American artists chosen to show and sell their work at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Native American Art Market in Washington DC 2019. Based in Austin, Texas, she also shows and sells her creations at powwows and festivals throughout the United States.