Dr. Jessica R. Metcalfe (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) is a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds a Ph.D. in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona. She previously served as managing editor and contributor to the underground Native American arts publication Red Ink Magazine, and has taught courses in Native American studies, studio art, art history, literature, and anthropology at tribal colleges and state universities. She has presented at numerous national conferences, lectured at museums, contributed to edited book projects, and curated and co-curated exhibitions.
She is the main author of the website, Beyond Buckskin, which focuses on all topics related to Native American fashion, and is the owner of the Beyond Buckskin Boutique, which promotes and sells Native-made couture, streetwear, jewelry, and accessories. Her current work focuses on Native American art and adornment, with special projects focusing on contemporary Native artists and fashion designers.
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