Celebrating Deerheart Hummingbird of African, Mexican & Choctaw heritage
Deerheart Hummingbird was born in Chicago, IL in 1957 to a Mexican/American Indian mother and African American father. She is a deisgner of Traditional and Contemporary American Indian Regalia.
In 1979, Deerheart moved to Iowa City to provide a better future for herself as well as her children. She has three sons and one daughter.
Growing up Hummingbird was aware of her Choctaw heritage but was not raised around the culture. For as long as she could remember there had been something missing in her life. It was not until she cried out to Creator for help in finding her true self, her purpose, and her destiny.
It was then that Creator led her to walk the good red road, which in turn filled the emptiness that plagued her life. Creator has blessed Deerheart with the gift of listening to her ancestors.
With the guidance of her ancestors, Deerheart has created her own business in which she designs both Traditional and Contemporary American Indian Regalia. She is a Member of the White Horse Nation (Educating the Community) and The Women’s Shell Shakers Society ~ Lake Geneva: Fund Raiser.
Deerheart has volunteered her services to projects such as the Oneida Cultural Project (Wisconsin) and the Pow-Wow circuit: Midwest Soaring, Aurora, Pleasant Prairie, MacTown, Eagle Creek, Jolie, Fredricksburg and University of Illinois Chicago.
Hummingbird plans to continue to reach out to the people through her business, speaking engagements (educational), workshops and remains on the “Walk on the Ancient Red Road” that Creator has blessed her to be on.
BRIDGING THE GAP: Contemporary Realities, Our Ancestral Past, & Our Liberated Future
This is the 13th of a weekly series called BRIDGING THE GAP curated by I Love Ancestry on 50 Shades of BLACK featuring stories of inspiring people and ancestors who contributed to the struggle for freedom.
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