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Hownikan Interview

Peltier descendant builds successful business around hobby Silversmith Kristy Shean is a one-woman show. From jewelry design and creation, to boxing orders for shipment, Shean oversees every aspect of her business Broken Arrow Jewelry in her hometown, Huntington Beach, California. The surf, sand and Southwest serve as some of her biggest inspirations. Her Potawatomi grandfather owned Whitlock’s Trading Company in Pismo Beach, California, selling Native American-made goods to tourists. Although the shop closed before she was born, Shean finds encouragement from the stories and pictures passed down through her family. “I’ve always been into my personal heritage, and knowing I can continue my family traditions and keep that going is awesome,” Shean said during a phone interview with the Hownikan....

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