Linda King loves to share the artistic talents that she was given by the Creator and that were strengthened and enhanced by elders, family, and friends. From an early age, Linda learned how to bead and make traditional dance and ceremonial dress items from the elders around her. But when she went to powwows, her imagination took over, and she developed her own style.
By 1972, she had started a beading company from her home, and she immersed herself in her art. Linda also attended the Salish Kootenai college and earned her associate degree in Child Development. She found that, along with her gift for creating, she had a passion for teaching. She took her knowledge of beading and cultural art and taught classes for schools both in and outside of her community. Linda’s work has also made an impact around the world. Her work has won awards and recognition from as far away as New Zealand and Norway. She loves that she is able to help keep the traditions alive for generations to come.