Museum Presents Ledger Artist: Evans Flammond, Sr.

“The Sioux Indian Museum will feature an exhibit of Ledger art by Evans Flammond, Sr., a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. The genre known as Ledger Art represents a transitional form of Plains Indian artistry. Beginning in the early 1860’s Plains Indian men adapted their representational style of painting to paper in the form of accountant’s ledger books… Like hide paintings, ledger drawings gloriously illustrated an extraordinary chronicle of the Plains Indian warriors’ heroic deeds and ultimately sealed a record of their personal history. Each drawing is from an original 1900 DAWES county claim register ledger.” G. Montileaux-DreamhorseCreations

Ledger art by Evans Flammond, Sr. Image courtesy Evans Flammond

Ledger art by Evans Flammond, Sr. Image courtesy Evans Flammond

Rapid City – The Sioux Indian Museum, administered by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board of the U.S. Department of the Interior, will feature an exhibit of ledger art by Evans Flammond, Sr. from May 8 to July 5, 2015. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Excerpt: Evans Flammond, Sr., and the Dream Horse

“Evans Flammond, Sr. is a skilled artist and craftsman. Born in Rosebud, SD, and raised on the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Reservations, he now lives in Oglala, SD, with his family. A self-taught artist, believes that his saga began at age 7 during a weekly trip to town with his mother.

Like many kids, he fell asleep during that trip, but he wasn’t awakened by the sound of his mother’s voice. Instead, it was a tap on the window by what he now knows to be a Golden Eagle. Evans recounts that the eagle swooped down and touched the back seat window on which his head was leaning.

Ledger art by Evans Flammond, Sr.

Ledger art by Evans Flammond, Sr.

Evans has two sons, Evans Jr. and Edward, who are also exceptional artists and aspiring musicians. Evans seeks to portray Lakota art as adaptable and innovative as he draws from designs of the past.
He feels he is blessed to have the opportunity to travel to different parts of Europe and elsewhere, to share the story of his Culture and Beliefs with many different people. He enjoys letting people know that– Yes, we are still alive and kicking, and will continue to let the world know that this is who we are.”

Ledger art by Evans Flammond, Sr. Image courtesy Evans Flammond.

Ledger art by Evans Flammond, Sr. Image courtesy Evans Flammond.

Prices for the artwork in the exhibition can be obtained by contacting The Journey Museum Store at (605) 394-2201. To purchase artwork after the exhibit closes, please contact Evans Flammond, Sr., by email at dreamhorsecreations5150@yahoo.com

“I choose so proudly to place a silhouette of one or two eagles in each piece I create, giving thanks for the great Gift that the Eagle gave to me.” – Evans Flammond, Sr.