Congratulations to Kathy for obtaining her Kiowa language and culture teacher certificate from the Kiowa Tribe July 23rd 2022 :)

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VoyageSTL has a interview with kathy, linked here -

Big time Change for Essence of the Tribes

Essence of the Tribes is now on Tuesday evenings 7pm to 9pm. We hope you all will tune in and enjoy Kathy's (KiowaKat's) radio show. All Federally recognized American Indian Artists playing music, from powwow, flute, to rock, jazz, blues, etc :)

Kathy's Artwork page

Adding a new page now- Kathy's (Kiowakat) Artwork. As it is new it is under serious construction. there will be more photos added along with a lot of descriptions of each piece - Kathy's art page

Calendar of Events

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Saturday July 30th, we will be at Tower Grove Farmers Market. The wide variety of merchandise displayed by an amazing amount of vendors, along with an excellent turnout of shoppers :). Doesn't seem to be any shortages on the farmers tables might I add. We will be spending many of our summer and fall Saturdays at Tower Grove.

Coming up this August 5th - 7th Broken Arrow's First Intertribal Powwow, more information on our events page

Be sure to check up on our 2022 schedule There are upcoming festivals and powwows that will change a date or two

Eiteljorg's Summer of Celebration Concert Series-

We had a fantastic time on the 21st of July. Went to Eiteljorg's summer celebration concert with Snotty Nose Rez Kids. Big thanks to both Eiteljorg Museum for their summer series, and to Snotty Nose Rez Kids for a great concert.

If you have a chance to go to Indianapolis Indiana. Keep your eyes out for the Concert series they have going (along with a great Museum to visit). July 27 Eiteljorg has Sihasin performing, much more at

Hanging with Snotty Nose Rez Kids below

When near St. Charles, Be sure to travel down Historic Main street and stop in at Native Traditions Gallery (310 South Main Street, St. Charles). They carry a very nice selection of American Indian Art and Jewelry and ,we are most thankful to them for now carrying our Sprays and soon our candles.

We are honored to announce that the Kiowa Tribe Giftshop is now carrying Essence of the Plains line of sprays and candles .

Kathy (KiowaKat) Dickerson, Kiowa Artist, Demonstrator, On Air Personality, Radio Programmer, Lecturer, American Indian Consultant, activist, and much more. Click here for more about Kathy

This page is new and very much under construction (3-10-2021)We are bringing all of Kathy's groups and information links and info to one main site. We are hoping to make this more interactive with everyone, hold discussions and bring news and more gathered under this site. Thanks for stopping in and please check back often as we will soon have much more to offer here.

Meanwhile be sure to check Kathy's Facebook groups out along with her online square store (up and still being added too) , Links below

Essence of the Tribes page- This is to Kathy's show which airs on 88.1 KDHX every Tuesday night at 7pm cst

Essence of the Plains Facebook Page- Kathy created an American Indian owned business, (llc, mbe/wbe) Which deals in Federally recognized American Indian Arts and Crafts from Kathy and other Artists across the U.S. This helps bring authentic American Indian arts to the public.

Essence of the Plains online store-

The Sprays and candles are now available online, more of our merchandise will be added to this page shortly.-

American Indian Educational Resources of St. Louis. - 1974 American Indians/Tribal citizens residing in St Louis had opened a place called The American Indian Cultural Center designated for all tribal citizens to gather in this community, 2004 the doors of the American Indian Center closed, Since 2005, We have gathered talented American Indians to do demonstrations, lectures, Craft classes, or helping other organizations with American Indian activities. We feel we can cover most request that should arise in the St. Louis and surrounding Metro area. We are promoting our American Indian Artist, Performers in and for the St. Louis community.

This facebook group is for any and all that have an interest in American Indians. events will be placed here along with Discussions on American Indian subjects.

Department of Interior requested the use of Kathy's Boots photo for one of their 2021 ads-

U.S. Department of Interior / Indian Arts and Crafts Board's listing of Federally recognized Indian artists in Missouri-