Author Archives: Dottie Indyke


Melissa Darden

A Louisiana basket maker keeps her tribe’s traditional art alive Melissa Darden was 14 when she quit school, 15 when she married, and 16 when she had her first child. Back then, her career aspirations were nonexistent and her Native heritage, as the daughter of a Chitimacha father and Caucasian mother, a mystery. But...