Despite our bad press, the New Seminole is not all about blowing shit up. We have an aesthetic, too. Like most Native American tribes do. When it comes to "cool," ours is indiscriminate about where it comes from-- like Nokosee was with me-- and I, him. Especially in fashion. So when I see something like that bag up above that incorporates traditional NA bead work AND punk elements, I gotta have it-- or at least promote it. Since I'm holed up in the Miccosukee Embassy seeking sanctuary from Uncle Sam and don't have a job, I'll give a shout out to Jamie Okuma and her over-the-top exciting blending of NA and punk artistic elements. As an artist, her work has been shown in galleries around the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. Her work has also found permanent homes in
museums, including the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Aside from that to-die-for-bag-- and you would die for it if you tried to take it from me-- she also has reimagined the moccasin. How can you not LOVE these platforms? For someone as petite as me they would sure come in handy for trampin' around the Everglades in the dry season, you know, so I can see over the sawgrass (just kidding, there is no way I'd wear these babies out there). Plus, like the spiked bag, both would make great weapons because those stilettoes aren't for pussies. BTW, I know how to walk in them and I'm not afraid to use them as a weapon. As a last resort, of course.
Holatte-Sutv Turwv Osceola.