Teiotiokwaonháston/ Deyodyogwaoháhs:doh (Encircles
Everything) is a large cornhusk doll diorama of the 50 chiefs and
clanmothers made by Elizabeth Betts Doxtator, Mohawk
from Ohsweken. It will be on display at the Akwesasne Museum for
the summer, and the artist will be at the museum on Thursday June
20th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for an opening reception with light refreshments.
The museum has rented out its two traveling exhibits to Parks
Canada from May until September, so there is plenty of room to house
the cornhusk doll diorama for the next few months. Betts is talented
in many media, including beadwork, painting, and cornhusk doll making.
Each clanmother has a feast basket some of the feast baskets
in the diorama were made by Lenora David, Micmac of Akwesasne. Lenora
is also a multi-talented artist she makes baskets, sews ribbon
shirts, and makes miniature lacrosse sticks. Lenora is also an honored
guest for the opening celebration!