Mourning a Treasured Legend

We join in mourning with the loss of Cherokee National Treasure, Jesse Hummingbird, artist & friend.

Jesse painted in the traditional flat style of the Oklahoma Natives, using vivid colors and distinct lining to create magnificent art, masks, and so much more. He has won numerous awards and distinctions. In 2017, he was given the honor of Cherokee National Living Treasure for preservation of Cherokee art, language, and culture.

Jesse most recently won first place in painting at the Tesoro Cultural art show in early June.

Titles by Jesse Hummingbird:

Best-seller Native American Night Before Christmas with Gary Robinson (Cherokee/Choctaw descent), won the Moonbeam's Best Holiday Book award. 

With his wife Sandy, they created five children's activity books.

Jesse was working on another children's book, "Don't Step on Me" with Alfreda Beartrack-Algeo, which will be published post-humously. 

We raise up our prayers for Sandy, their family and friends. You will be greatly missed.

Read more in his obituary.