Cheyenne with Amulet
The Cheyenne called themselves “Tsitsistas”, which translates several different ways to “people alike”, “our people”, “red talker”, or “people of a different speech”. Nocona is the great, great-grandson of Chief Quanah Parker, the last war chief of the Comanche. Nocona grew up in Oklahoma and now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institute Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe, and the Bristol Museum in Bristol, England.