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(Neb)-OST Artist Begins Artist-In Residence Stay At CSC

By: John Axtell Posted at: 11/20/2019 12:39 PM
CHADRON -  Noted Native American artist Joe Pulliam has begun a 3-day Artist-in-Residence stay at the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center at Chadron State College in conjunction with a new exhibit titled "Native American Legacies" and running through December 13

      A key part of the exhibit is ledger artwork by the late Amos Bad Heart Bull, and Pulliam continues the tradition of painting on old ledgers and receipts with watercolor ledger and paper teepee art.

      A member of the Oglala Lakota tribe, Pulliam’s art was featured on the cover of the Spring 2016 edition of “Smithsonian" magazine.”

      Amos Bad Heart Bull’s ledger art was made between 1890 and his death in 1913 and eventually privately published in a limited edition in France. The University of Nebraska Press says his historic pictographs seeks to preserve the story of the Oglala Sioux

    Honoring Quilts are also included in the exhibit. Each quilt on loan by Roxie Puchner was made by a variety of local families to honor a different event such as naming ceremonies, marriages and deaths.

     The final part of Native American Legacies is a display on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Woman, presented by the Red Ribbon Skirt Society.

     CSC intern Celeste Lee says she wanted to bring the display and a second one in the Student Center to campus to bring more attention to the issue murdered and missing Indigenous women in this region.

     The exhibit has informational sheets with statistics about missing indigenous women in Nebraska as well as a form for families to fill out if they have anyone missing or murdered, which Lee calls a way to honor their memory.

     Sandoz Center hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information about the exhibit visit sandozcenter.com.


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