Mahota Textiles makes waves in Native American Art World


Last updated 6/3/2019 at 2:36pm

Mahota Textiles

The founder of Mahota Textiles, Margaret Roach Wheeler (center), displays an assortment of new products from the "Heritage Collection" alongside Bethany McCord (left) and Taloa Underwood

SULPHUR, Okla.-Since its launch in October 2018, Mahota Textiles LLC has already made waves in the Native American art world. The First American Art Magazine named the founding of Mahota Textiles to its Top 10 Native Art Events of 2018.

"I think the story really begins with Mahota and the Chickasaws," Margaret Roach Wheeler explained, referring to a Chickasaw matriarch in her lineage-the namesake for both her co-op and the new business.

"In 1844, she came from Mississippi during Removal and was a widow," Wheeler explained. "She wound up coming to what is Burneyville today, in Indian Territo...

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