Weldon Merchant

Courtesy Weldon Merchant.
Weldon Merchant
Mississippi 1949
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Weldon Merchant grew up in rural Mississippi, where he learned to carve from his father. He also helped out the local blacksmith and whittled by the fire on winter nights. He is an historian and Indian records researcher, and raises Chickasaw horses (now called Spanish mustangs) and Texas longhorns. In 1976, Merchant was named an honorary Texas Ranger.

Works by This Artist

ca. 1975
silver, deer antler, and leather