Company History
Frank & Jackalene Crow Hiendlmayr
Nativestyles is the web page of Native American Styles, a company that evolved from Celebrations of American Indians (CAI). CAI was founded in 1989 as a Native American touring theater company whose purpose was to teach and share with non-native people more positive images of Native Americans. The company was founded by Frank Hiendlmayr and Jackalene Crow-Hiendlmayr.
 
Frank is the Web Master and technical director/sound engineer of the company. He is a graduate of Griswold Technical Institute with an Associate of Science degree in Electronic Engineering. He is a Master Electrician and a licensed contractor in several Florida counties. He has spent the last ten years developing a public address system that is uniquely designed for the special sound of the Native American pow-wow drum. He also records, mixes, and produces all of the Legend recordings of his wife Jackalene.
 
Jackalene is of Cherokee/Creek descent and is enrolled in the Langley Band of Cherokee in Alabama. For more than ten years she has shared the ancient legends of the native people of the Americas in live performances and in her collection of four volumes of stories and music. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida with degrees in Journalism and Public Administration. She is a Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Artist Resident and is a member of Atlatl and the Florida Story Tellers Guild. In 1991 , a Cherokee elder, honored her with the title of "Legend Keeper".

Since then she has worked with the touring theater company, Celebrations of American Indians, a not-for-profit, charitable organization founded in 1989 to help Native Americans share their unique cultures. The company has performed at theaters and schools, festivals and fairs, for audiences ranging in size from 50 to 5000 and in ages from infancy to elderly. She was also honored with invitations to perform at Native American gatherings throughout the United States and Canada where she was often gifted with legends from other tribes.

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Some of their appearances include
Tunica - Biloxi Casino Pow-wow Story Telling & Sound, 1997-98-99-2000-01-02-03-04-05
Story Teller - Raconteuse, Honoring Indigenous People, Canadian National Government,Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Odawa Pow-Wow, Nepean Park, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Kitchiban Algonquin Total Immersion School, Manewake, Quebec, Canada Guest Lecturer - "Cherokee Trail of Tears"
Akwesasne St. Regis-Mohawk Reserve, New York
Otsiningo Pow-wow - Story Telling & Sound 1994 - 2000
Iroquois Studies Association, Waterman Center, NY, Southern Tier Librarians Workshop - "The Business of Native American Story Telling"
Southern Tier Environmental Association Workshop, Chenango River State Park, NY, "Reverence For Our Mother Earth"
University of Southern Maine, 1996 & 1997 Masters in Rehabilitation Therapy Workshop - "Telling Native American Legends"
Native American Writers Conference, University of Oklahoma, Workshop -"FutureWrite"
Suncoast Writers Conference, University of South Florida, Workshop - "FutureWrite"
Suncoast Writers Conference, University of South Florida, Workshop - "Opportunities in Ethnic Writing "
BAMA Theater, Tuscaloosa, AL, Story Telling & Sound
Young Audiences, New Orleans, LA (19 schools) Story Telling & Sound
Imagination Celebration, Binghamton, NY
Authors of "The Florida Bicycle Book" Publisher, Pineapple Press, Sarasota, FL
Authors of "ComputerEase" Publisher HLM, St. Petersburg, FL
Special Feature Writer, St. Petersburg Times
Jones County Junior College, Ellisville. Mississippi
U.S. Army, Ft. McClellan, Anniston, AL, Honoring Native American week
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