Dick Mindykowski: Craftsman started with Walking Stick

By Paul DeMain
Eau Claire, Wisconsin (LCOTV)

Dick Mindykowski is a member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

He started making walking sticks and other products with shells, fur coverings and other natural products several years ago and now has established a relationship with several craft shops vendors in the Great Lakes region to sell his products.


His products contain a tag that shows what kind of natural products go into the making of each piece he constructs. We catch up with Mindykowski at the UW-EC annual spring powwow.

"I made him and his friend a Walking Stick... and all of sudden" 

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