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Acee Blue Eagle-painter
Acee Blue Eagle (17 August 1909 – 18 June 1959) was a Pawnee-Creek artist, teacher, and celebrity. Born Alex C. McIntosh near Anadarko, Oklahoma, Blue Eagle attended Indian schools at Anadarko, Nuyaka, and Euchee, Oklahoma, and the Haskell and Chilocco Indian schools. Advanced study came at Bacone Indian College and the University of Oklahoma. At the latter, he studied with Oscar B. Jacobson. Privately he studied with Winold Reiss. A prolific painter who, for the sake of authenticity, carried out research in libraries and museums, Blue Eagle was an outstanding American Indian artist of the 1930s-1950s. His paintings hung in many exhibits around the country.
Bear Fetish: The Bear represents healing and protection. He is associated with the color blue and he is known for his curative powers. Characteristics associated with the bear are strength, courage, healing, adaptability and spiritual communion.
L. J. Vargas is of Taino Indian and Puerto Rican ancestry. He is an artist and Land-scape Designer. Click here to Visit his Site L J Perspectives.
A totem can be the symbol of a tribe, clan, family or individual. Art is an integral part of the Tlingit social system, which is made up of clans, and many of the design motifs of Tlingit art are generated from clan crests such as the raven, eagle, killer whale and beaver. Others come from traditional stories. Types of Totem Poles:
Crest Totem Poles: Usually part of a house, they portray a family’s ancestry and the emblems of its clan.
Story-telling Totem Poles: The most common type, these are made for a wedding, to preserve history or to ridicule bad debtors.
Mortuary Totem Poles: These totem poles are made to honor the dead. Cremation ashes are often kept in a compartment in the back. A single figure represents the deceased person or their clan.
Austen Brauker-Stained Glass
“My name is Austen Brauker and I am a member of the Ottawa tribe from Manistee, Michigan. I recently won Best Horror Script at the Love Unlimited International Film Festival, and have received positive script coverage from Coverage Ink and Creative World. I have several scripts already written and several in process, as well as two fiction novels, one of which has been self-published. I also write monthly articles for a local newspaper. Two of my theatrical plays have been produced at a local college, and my screenplay “White Buffalo” has been picked up by a film production company for development(Wild Horse Films).
Indian Jewelry-Various Artists