Relics

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A genuine artifact!  A Shawnee warrior’s weapon used at the Battle of Point Pleasant.   Held in the collection of Jim and Jerri Lee.  Permission for Dorene Soiret to post here granted by Jim Lee.

Another genuine artifact…this piece of Shawnee pottery (circa 1800) is held in the collection of Jim and Jeri Lee.  It was found in a creek bed, where they had their source of water.  Permission for Dorene Soiret to post here granted by Jim Lee.

JIM LEE SILVERHEELS SHAWNEE POTTERY

Trade beads recovered from the Battle of Point Pleasant.  Collection of Jim and Jeri Lee:

JIM LEE SILVERHEELS TRADE BEADS FROM BATTLE OF POINT PLEASANT

 

I thought this would be a great forum to display the artwork of my VERY talented family.

Native American Relics

Recreated by Pete Atkins, Direct Male-Line Descendant of William Atkinson/Adkins, Sr., using traditional methods.  Pete’s wife Donna is also a gifted re-creator of Native American “relics”…she assisted Pete with the basket quiver, the cordage for the fishnet and wove by hand the back strap for the quiver!

*Of note, Cousin Pete is also a participant along with me in the third phase of the Native American DNA study being conducted by the authors of Cherokee DNA Studies, Real People Who Proved the Geneticists Wrong.     The new book with the results of the Third Phase of the Study is due to be published soon.  The title of the upcoming book is “Cherokee DNA Studies, More Real People Who Proved the Geneticists Wrong.”

QUIVER AX BOWLS SPOON CUP BY PETE ATKINS

Various Necessities of Daily Living used by Native Americans

Various Necessities of Native American Daily Living

Various Necessities of Daily Living Used by Native Americans

AX AND KNIFE MADE BY PETE ATKINS

Ax and Knife

PETE ATKINS OBSIDIAN BLADE

An Obsidian Blade

PETE ATKINS CHEROKEE BASKET

Cherokee Basket

Cousin Pete is also a gifted metal worker!

PETE ATKINS RAILROAD TIE 3

PETE ATKINS RAILROAD TIE

PETE ATKINS MY KNIFE 1

PETE ATKINS MY KNIFE 2

PETE ATKINS MY KNIFE 3

PETE ATKINS MY KNIFE 4

The knife sheath is buck skin with hand-stitched porcupine quill work!

PETE ATKINS MY KNIFE 5

PETE ATKINS MY KNIFE 6

 

NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE SPECIALIST/REENACTMENT PARTICIPANT

My third cousin David Adkins and his family live in West Virginia.  After his family, of course, his passion is playing the Native American flute.  He performs and gives demonstrations.    He is also participates in reenactments.  He is scheduled to participate in the Mary Ingles event in September…but that might have to be postponed or cancelled.

DAVID ADKINS NA FLUTE

DAVID ADKINS JAM SESSION WITH KIDS

DAVID ADKINS PLAYING FLUTE

 

 

INCREDIBLY GIFTED, MULTI-TALENTED SINGER/SONGWRITER KARA CLARK!

Another that I love from Kara:

Kara is not only a gifted musical artist, but is blessed with other talents as well.  This clay sculpture represents one of her fifth great aunts, Mary Watts.  She died on the Trail of Tears.

 

 

A planter representing Cherokee Chief Dragging Canoe.

 

BIBLE JOURNALING

My cousin Debbie Adkins Vance is also a very talented artist.  She is co-pastor with her husband Clifford at their church in West Virginia.  Debbie loves to paint with acrylics…but one of Debbie’s passions is Bible journaling.

DEBBIE ADKINS TRAILER

DEBBIES TEEPEE

DEBBIES INDIAN ROBE

DEBBIES DREAM CATCHER

DEBBIES PRAYING WARRIOR

DEBBIES FIGHT LIKE A GILR

DEBBIES SUNFLOWERS

DEBBIES SUNFLOWERS 2

DEBBIES JESUS THE POTTER

DEBBIES GOD BLESS THE USA

At Debbie and husband Clifford’s church retreat, Debbie conducted an art class for the ladies (and a few younger gentlemen)!

The finished product!

 

EMMY AWARD WINNING ARTIST!

My Cousin Jack Adkins is an Emmy award-winning graphic artist!

JACK ADKINS ADKINS NA PROJECT

I’m so honored!  Look what Cousin Jack made for me!  Thanks, Jack!

Dorene project

Cousin Jack’s latest….isn’t it awesome?!!!

BLOG O ADKINS WHERE ART THOU

Jack won his Emmy while working with this guy…recognize him?

JACK ADKINS GLEN CAMPBELL

 

CLARENCE OSBURN — ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE!

CLARENCE OSBURN ART PHOTO

CLARENCE OSBURN WALKING STICKS

Clarence has been creating his art since he can remember!  Here’s a great article that was written about him and his artwork:

https://www.morningjournal.com/news/lorain-county/artwork-has-been-a-lifelong-passion-and-hobby-for-lorain-man/article_ccaa6ab6-d8de-11ea-8df5-a73724b9e31b.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR1mvcyJdjBrbsA5lLBnAlC-yTgt735AU4-qliAET7z22n8QIiNCb_ZH3l0

 

A.C. Leffel, Guitar Virtuoso!

 

Unbelievably Talented Photographer, Cousin Sheila Smith-Lee!!!

Look what an unbelievable talent Sheila has in restoring old photos!

We have a famous gospel group in our family! The Adkins Brothers Quartet, made up of father Asbury, Kenny, Gerald and Vernon Adkins!

Cousin Velina Hewett, her daughter and grand daughters perform at Sycamore Schoals Native Culture Festival:

Velina is also a gifted artist!

Cousin Hans Friedrich is a master potter!

MORE COMING SOON!