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artist

Martha Katheryn Berry, American artist. Achievements include self-taught traditional Cherokee beadwork artist and teacher, and creator of traditional Cherokee beadwork patterns. Recipient 11-time award winner, Cherokee Heritage Center Museum, Tahlequah, since 2000, award, Five Civilized Tribes Museum, Muskogee, Oklahoma, 2004, 2006, Heard Indian Museum, 2005; Native American Community Scholars grantee, Smithsonian Institution, 2000.

Background

Berry, Martha Katheryn was born on June 10, 1948 in Tulsa. Daughter of Grady L. and Katheryn Crews York.

Education

Student, University Tulsa, 1971—1972.

Career

Cherokee beadwork artist Berry Beadwork, Tyler, Texas, since 1993. Presenter in field.

Achievements

  • Achievements include self-taught traditional Cherokee beadwork artist and teacher, and creator of traditional Cherokee beadwork patterns.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Cherokee Heritage Center, 2000.

Membership

Registered tribal citizen Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah, since 1948. Delegate Cherokee Nation Constitution Convention, 1999. Member of First Families Cherokee Nation, Cherokee Artists Association, Cherokee Cultural Society Houston, Cherokee National History Society, Rogers County Cherokee Association.

Connections

Married David V. Berry, December 24, 1972. Children: Christina R., Karen J.

father:
Grady L.

mother:
Katheryn Crews York

spouse:
David V. Berry

children:
Christina R. Berry

Karen J. Berry