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July 8, 2010 6:38 AM   Subscribe

Swedish-Cherokee artist America Meredith shows you how to be a Cherokee beatnik (or just talk like one).

Also, don't miss her gallery page, which includes both more and less traditional subjects.
posted by JoanArkham (5 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Other than knowing that the (or at least a) Ojibwa word for "coffee" is "muckadaymashkeekiwabu," I have nothing to add to this. I was trying to learn the Ojibwa word for blueberry pie as well, but I ran out of time. None of this will help you with Cherokee beatniks, but it might help you in a pan-Native American coffee shop.
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:18 AM on July 8, 2010

Hah. This is great. I have a few friends who have been studying Cherokee for the past few years, I will share this with them.
posted by Tesseractive at 7:33 AM on July 8, 2010

I met her in the year 2000 while working to help organize the Cycle Messenger World Championships in Philly. If I recall correctly, she designed this logo for the event. I recall her as a wonderful and talented woman. I am glad to see that she is getting recognition for her work.
posted by Mister_A at 7:39 AM on July 8, 2010

Mr. Arkham introduced me to her work, after falling in love with this. We're both big fans now, I hope to see her stuff in person someday.
posted by JoanArkham at 7:45 AM on July 8, 2010

Thank you for this introduction, JoanArkham! Wow, I really like these.
posted by applemeat at 12:14 PM on July 8, 2010

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