Elleh Driscoll

23, Meskwaki Nation, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska 

Growing up, my mother told me stories about the stories, beliefs, and history surrounding Meskwaki corn. In our history, we were removed to Kansas and our corn and people failed to thrive. After years of saving and sacrificing, we were able to buy back some of our land and return to Iowa. Our corn is medicine, it is a gift from our ancestors that we will someday pass to our children. Today, as Meskwaki people we fight to maintain our culture. Each harvest, we pass the history and stories forward, creating our own legacy.  

Legacy, 2021 Acrylic on canvas