Julia White Bull


Julia White Bull (Standing Rock Lakota) is a bead artist who resides in Lawrence, KS.  She has an American Indian Studies degree from Haskell Indian Nations University and a Master’s degree from the University of Kansas.  Among her many credits is  “Beaded Heritage”  : an exhibition at the Spencer Museum of Art featuring beadwork created by Julia and her sister Twila White Bull.  She grew up in South Dakota where her mother and father taught her to bead at the age of 12. Julia strongly believes she finds healing in beading. Her grandfather taught her that when she beads she must place one bead out of place, to teach intricacy and perfection.