Margaret Morris - Sya Yeik’
Tribe: Tlingit / Kiks’adi
Based In: Edmonds, WA
About the Art
For over thirty years I have been making elk hide drums painted with my form-line designs. I participated in artist markets and shows throughout Washing State, including Women on the Brink, Paramount Theatre’s Re:definition, NW Folklife Festival, Daybreak Star, Evergreen State College Longhouse, Duwamish Longhouse, Karshner Museum and many Tlingit and Haida events.
Events outside of Seattle include Juneau, Alaska at Celebration, in Anchorage at Alaska Federation of Natives, in New York Native film festival and in Washington D.C. at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
I love creating new designs and reminding people: Natives are not the past, we are still here and carrying on our traditional art.