Kiowa

Trail of Tears

Robert Redbird Sr. _ Trail Of Tears
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Tribe(s)/Pueblo(s): 
Kiowa
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Robert Redbird
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Chaddlesone, Sherman

Sherman Chaddlesone
Date of Birth: 
June 2, 1947
Place of Birth: 
Lawton, Ok.

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Biography:
 
      Sherman Chaddlesone was born on June 2, 1947 in Lawton, OK.  A descendant of the famous Kiowa war chief Satanta (White Bear), Sherman is a veteran of the U.S. Army & served in Vietnam.  Sherman's father John Chaddlesone provided his son with basic instruction in anatomy, portraiture, pencil sketching & serigraphy.  Sherman furthered his education at Central State University in Edmond (OK) & at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe (NM).
      Sherman has worked as a teacher, workshop director & administrative manager for the Kalispel (WA) Indian Reservation & currently resides in Anadarko, OK.  Sherman became a full-time painter & sculptor in Oct. 1982.  Sherman works in acrylic, watercolor, pastel, stone, bronze, mixed media & prints.
      Sherman has been an artist-in-residence at the Eiteljorg Museum & he has had a solo exhibition at the Southern Plains Indian Museum.  Sherman has exhibited extensively at the Amon Carter Museum of Art, the Eiteljorg Museum, the Institute of American Indian & Alaska Native Culture & Arts Development, the Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of New Mexico, the Oklahoma Art Center Gallery, the Red Cloud Indian Art Show, the Smithsonian Institution, the Scottsdale Native American Indian Foundation Cultural Arts & Crafts Competition & the Tulsa Indian Art Festival.  Sherman has also participated in The Jacobson Foundation's Moving Murals of Oklahoma:  Contemporary Native American Painting & the Institute of American Indian Art Museum's New Directions touring exhibitions.  
      Sherman has won numerous awards at the American Indian Exposition, the Cherokee National Museum, the Oklahomans for Indian Opportunity exhibit, the Red Earth Festival & the Scottsdale National Indian Art Exhibition.  Sherman was awarded commissions for busts of T.C. Cannon & Santanta (White Bear) at the National Hall of Fame for Famous American Indians & for murals at the Kiowa Tribal Complex (Carnegie, OK) with Parker Boyiddle & Mirac Creepingbear.  
      Sherman's artwork is featured in numerous private & public art collections including the Institute of American Indian & Alaska Native Culture & Arts Development, the Southern Plains Indian Museum & the U.S. Department of the Interior:  Bureau of Indian Affairs.
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Mopope, Stephen

Date of Birth: 
August 27, 1898
Place of Birth: 
near Red Stone Baptist Mission on Kiowa Reservation, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)
Date of Death: 
February 3, 1974
Place of Death: 
Fort Cobb, OK.

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Biography: 
 
     Stephen Mopope is one of the original world renowned Kiowa Five artists. Stephen was born on August 27, 1898 near the Red Stone Baptist Mission on the Kiowa Reservation, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). Stephen's paternal grandfather was a Spaniard captured by the Kiowa from a wagon train crossing the prairie, & subsequently raised by Chief Many Bears. stephen's maternal grandfather was a noted Kiowa warrior Appiatan.
     Stephen's granduncle James Silverhorn (Haungooah) had a colorful history. He participated in the last Kiowa outbreak in 1874. James was a medicine man, who guarded a grandmother medicine pouch. From 1889-1894, James was a soldier under General Hugh L. Scott. James was a member of a delegation of Kiowa taken to the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C., where he sketched what he saw. James became a graphic artist, silversmith & featherworker, who was one of the most prolific & versatile plains Indian artists.
     When Stephen's granduncles James Silverhorn & Hakok found Stephen drawing designs in the sand, they decided to teach stephen to paint on tanned skins in the old Kiowa way. As a child, Stephen was educated in the Kiowa traditions by his grandmother.
     From 1926-1929, Stephen was one of six Kiowa students accepted by Oscar Jacobson for non-credit art instruction at the' University of Oklahoma. (one of the Kiowa students, a young woman decided to forego her art education & return to a more traditional Kiowa lifestyle.) Through their talents & Oscar Jacobson's promotion, these art students became known as the Kiowa Five. From that point on, although Stephen was also a farmer, he was primarily a dancer, flute player & painter. Stephen worked in watercolor, tempera & prints. Stephen made his home in Fort Cobb, OK.
     The Kiowa Five, including Stephen Mopope, were introduced to the Art World at the First International Art Exhibition in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1928. Stephen exhibited his artwork extensively at the Tulsa (OK) County Fairgrounds American Indian week, the Arizona State Museum (Tucson), the Heard Museum (Phoenix, AZ), the Oklahoma Historical Society Museum (Oklahoma City), the Laguna Gloria Art Museum (Austin, TX), the Tulsa (OK) Garden Center Midwest professional Artists Benefit Art show, the Native American Center for the Living Arts (Niagara, NY), the Oklahoma Museum of Art (Oklahoma City), the Philbrook Museum of Art (Tulsa, OK), the Stark Museum of Art (Orange, TX), the 1965 Kermac Mural Design Exhibit & the Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.). Stephen was given solo art exhibits at the American Indian Exposition & Congress (Tulsa, OK), the Jacobson House (Norman, OK) & the Southern Plains Indian Museum & Craft Center (Anadarko, OK).
     Stephen participated in several touring exhibits, including the Amarillo (TX) Art Center Native American painting exhibit, the Southern Plains Indian Museum & the Oklahoma Indian Arts & Crafts Cooperative Contemporary Southern Plains Indian Painting Exhibit, The College Art Association Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts Exhibit, the Joslyn Art Museum (Omaha, NE) Native American Paintings Exhibit, the University of Oklahoma European Tours, the University of Oklahoma Museum of Art Plains Indian Paintings Exhibit, the Heard Museum Shared visions: Native American Painters & sculptors of the Twentieth century Exhibit, the Philbrook Museum of Art American Indian Paintings from the Permanent Collection Exhibit & its Indianischer Kunstler tour of West Germany.
     Stephen's artwork is featuren in numerous private & public art collections, including the Anadarko (OK) City Museum, the Bank of America (Phoenix, AZ), the Cleveland (OH) Museum of Art, the Dartmouth College Collection (Hanover, NH), the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History & Art (Tulsa, OK), the Heard Museum, the Oklahoma Historical Society Museum, the Marion Koogler MCNay Art Museum (san Antonio, TX), the Katherine Harvey collection at the Museum of Northern Arizona (Flagstaff), the Museum of New Mexico (Santa Fe, NM), the Millicent Rogers Museum (Taos, NM), the Oklahoma Art Center Gallery All-Oklahoma Indian Artists Invitational (Oklahoma City), the Oklahoma State Art Collection (Oklahoma City, OK), the Gerrer Collection at the Oklahoma Art & Science Foundation Inc. (Oklahoma City, OK), the University of Oklahoma Library (Norman, OK), the University of Oklahoma Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (Norman, OK), the University of Oklahoma Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of
Natural History (Norman, OK), the Philbrook Museum of Art, the Southwest Museum (LOS Angeles, CA), the Seminole (OK) Public Library, the Southern Plains Indian Museum & Craft Center, the Views & Visions: The Symbolic Imagery of the Native American Church at the Southern Plains Indian Museum & Craft Center, the Woolaroc Museum (Bartlesville, OK), the wheelwright Museum of the American Indian (Santa Fe, NM), the Peabody Museum of salem (MA) , & the U.S. Department of the Interior Indian Arts & Crafts Board, the Denman Collection of the U.S. Department of the Interior Indian Arts & crafts Board, & the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Museum (Washington, D.C.).
     Stephen received commissions for Murals at the U.S. Army Artillery & Missile Center Museum (Ft. sill, OK), the Oklahoma Historical society Museum, the Northeastern State university (Tahlequah, OK), the St. Patrick's School (on the old Kiowa Reservation), the University of Oklahoma, the Federal Building (Muskogee, OK), the First National Bank (Anadarko, OK), the Muskogee (OK) Junior college, the Northeastern Oklahoma A & M college (Miami, OK), the U.S. Navy Hospital (Carville, LA), the U.S. Post Office (Anadarko, OK) & the U.S. Department of the Interior (Washington, D.C.).
     In May 1957, Stephen was a speaker at the National Folk Festival Conference (Chicago, IL). In 1966, Stephen was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the U.S. Department of the Interior Indian Arts & Crafts Board. Stephen Mopope died February 3, 1974 at Fort Cobb, OK.

 
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Hill, Bobby "White Buffalo"

Date of Birth: 
March 24, 1933
Place of Birth: 
Lawton, Ok
Date of Death: 
June 7, 1984

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Biography:
 
      The Kiowa artist Bobby Hill used the name White Buffalo in his career as a professional artist.  He was born on March 24, 1933 in Lawton, OK.  He graduated from Anadarko (OK) High School in 1953.  Bobby joined the U.S. Air Force, received training as a draftsman & served in Korea.  Bobby worked as a technical illustrator, a commercial artist, a promotional director for manufacturing companies, a scenic artist & set designer, a free-lance artist & a painter.  He made his home in Anadarko, OK.  Bobby worked in watercolor.
      Bobby exhibited his artwork at the American Indian Exposition (Anadarko, OK), where he won awards for his artwork three years in a row including the Grand Award in 1969.  Bobby also exhibited at the Philbrook Museum of Art (Tulsa, OK) & the Peabody Museum of Salem, MA.  Bobby was given a solo exhibition at the Southern Plains Indian Museum & Craft Center (Anadarko, OK) & participated in its Contemporary Southern Plains Indian Painting touring exhibit in 1972. 
      Bobby received commisions from the Southern Plains Indian Museum & Craft Center for exhibit projects, including a Ghost Dance shirt in 1967.  In 1974, Bobby received a commision from the Oklahoma Indian Arts & Crafts Cooperative (Anadarko) for two Southern Plains Indian tipis.
      Bobby's artwork is featured in several private & public art collections, including the Carnegie (OK) High School, the Museum of Northern Arizona (Flagstaff) & the U.S. Department of the Interior Indian Arts & Crafts Board (Washington, D.C.).  Bobby Hill died on June 7, 1984.              
 
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Bosin, Blackbear

Date of Birth: 
June 5, 1921
Place of Birth: 
near Anadarko, OK.

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Biography:
 
     Blackbear Bosin, the renowned Kiowa/Comanche artist, was born on June 5, 1921 near Anadarko, OK. He was the eldest son of Frank Blackbear Bosin & Ada Tivis (a beadworker). His maternal grand mother Kahchatscha was a Comanche Awl Band medicine woman. At 17, Blackbear helped his father run the family farm. After graduating from Cyril (OK) High school in 1940, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps during world war II. Due to family obligations, Blackbear was unable to accept two university art scholarships. painting in his spare time, Blackbear achieved success with little formal training.
     Blackbear made his home in Wichita, KS. He worked as a color seperator & platemaker, illustrator, commercial artist, gallery owner, sculptor & painter. Blackbear worked in Gouache, casein & steel. Blackbear was published in numerous publications.
     Blackbear exhibited his artwork & won numerous awards at the All-American Indian Days (Sheridan, WY), the Albany (NY) Institute of History & Art, the Art Institute of Chicago (IL), The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco - California Palace of the Legion of Honor, the Denver  Art Museum (CO), the Inter-Tribal Indian Cerimonials (Gallup, NM), the LOS Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), the Laguna Gloria Art Museum (Austin, TX), the Museum of New Mexico (Santa Fe), the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City, MO), the Owensboro (KY) Museum of Fine Arts, the Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum (San Antonio, TX), the Scottsdale National Indian Art Exhibition (AZ), the Tulsa Garden Center's Midwest Professional Artists Benefit Art show (OK), the Museum of the Plains Indian (Browning, MT), the Oklahoma Museum of Art (Oklahoma City), the Philbrook Museum of Art (Tulsa, OK), the Southern Plains Indian Museum & Craft Center (Anadarko, OK), the Terry Art Institute (Miami, FL), The Wichita Art Museum (KS), the Wichita State University Ulrich Museum of Art (KS), the Abilene Fine Arts Museum (TX), the Miami Beach Art Center (FL), & the Smithsonian Institution & the National Gallery of Art in washington, D.C.
     Blackbear had solo exhibitions at the Aiea Heights Naval Hospital Gallery (Honolulu, HI), the Heard Museum (Phoenix, AZ), the Philbrook Museum of Art, the Southern Plains Indian Museum & Craft Center, the Whitney Museum of Western Art (Cody, WY), & the Wichita Art Association, Inc. Gallery (KS).
     Blackbear participated in several prestigious touring exhibits, including the Heard Museum's shared visions: Native American Painters & Sculptors in the Twentieth century exhibit, the Minneapolis (MN) Institute of Arts' visions of the people exhibit, the Southern Plains Indian Museum & the Oklahoma Indian Arts & crafts co-operative's contemporary Southern plains Indian painting exhibit, the Joslyn Art Museum's Native American paintings exhibit, the University of Oklahoma Museum of Art's plains Indian paintings exhibit, the Philbrook Museum of Art's American Indian paintings from the Permanent collection exhibit & their Indianischer Kunstler touring exhibit of West Germany.
     Blackbear's artwork is featured in numerous private & public art collections, including the Denver Art Museum, the Eiteljorg Museum (Indianapolis, IN), the Heard Museum, the Philbrook Museum of Art, the Read Mullan Chevrolet Corporate Collection (Phoenix, AZ), the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History & Art (Tulsa, OK), the Wichita Art Association, Inc. Gallery, the Wichita Art Museum, & the U.S. Department of the Interior's Indian Arts & Crafts Board.
     Blackbear received commissions for several murals in Wichita (KS) at the Mcconnell Air Force Base, the North High school, the Broadview Hotel & the Farm Credit Banks of wichita. In 1974, Blackbear received a commision from the city of Wichita (KS) for the Keeper of the Plains sculpture. Blackbear also received a commision for a series of paintings from the U.S. Department of the Interior Indian Arts & Crafts Board.
     Blackbear was proud to have served on the Board of Directors of the Wichita Art Guild. In 1959, he was awarded the civil Servant Award by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In 1965, Blackbear Bosin was the only Indian artist represented in the White House Festival of the Arts (Washington, D.C.). In 1966, he received a Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. Department of the Interior Indian Arts & crafts Board. In 1967, the Philbrook Museum of Art awarded Blackbear the Waite Phillips Trophy for outstanding Contributions to American Indian Art. when discussing Blackbear Bosin's contributions to Indian Art, Jeanne Snodgrass-King declared his later artwork so distinctive & innovative, that they became a model for the next generation of Indian artists.
 
 
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Creepingbear, Mirac

Place of Birth: 
Lawton, OK

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Biography:
 
     Mirac Creepingbear's mother Rita Little Chief Creepingbear wanted to name him Miracle. When filllng out the forms, Rita ran the letters over into the middle name block. The clerk recorded his name as Mirac Lee Creepingbear. Growing up in two Indian communities Carnegie & Pawnee, OK, Mirac maintained close ties with both sides of his family.
     Mirac was nurtured by such traditional values as spirituality, community & sharing. Mirac said, "In my work, I try to show the strength & character of our people, how we live now. The feeling comes from the heart & my work reflects my felling of pride for my people. I feel that I am recording history, one person's view about who we are, the positive as well as the negative aspects of Indian Culture.
     Mirac worked for an electric company until becoming a full-time painter & sculptor in 1974. Mirac worked in oil, acrylics, watercolor, tempera, pencil, pen & ink, pastel, soapstone & prints. Mirac exhibited extensively with solo exhibitions at the Jacobson House (Norman, OK), the Southern plains Indian Museum & Craft Center (Anadarko, OK) & the Center of the American Indian at the Kirkpatrick Center Museum (Oklahoma City, OK). Mirac won numerous awards at the American Indian Exposition (Anadarko, OK), the Trail of Tears Art show at the Cherokee National Museum (Tahlequah, OK), the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonials (Gallup, NM), the Philbrook Museum of Art (Tulsa, OK) & the Red Earth Festival (Oklahoma City, OK). Mirac also exhibited at the Native American Center for the Living Arts (Niagara Falls, NY), the Kiowa Five show at the Institute of American Indian Arts (Santa Fe, NM) & the John F. Kennedy Center for the performing Arts (Washington, D.C.).
     Numerous private & public art collections feature artwork by Mirac Creepingbear, including the Heritage center Inc. Collection (Pine Ridge, SD) & the Institute of American Indian Arts (Santa Fe, NM). Parker Boyiddle, Sherman Chaddlesone & Mirac were also commissioned for a Mural project at the Kiowa Tribal Museum (Carnegie, OK).
     Mirac was an undiagnosed diabetic. while dieting in Oct. 1990, Mirac tragically went into a dlabetic coma & passed away at the age of 43.
 
 
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Redbird Sr., Robert

Place of Birth: 
Lawton, OK.

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Biography:
 
     Robert Redbird, Sr. is the grandson of Monroe Tsatoke, one of the internationally renowned Kiowa Five artists. Robert was raised in Dallas, TX & has lived for several years in Anadarko, OK. Robert has worked as a welder, mechanic, auto body repairman & painter, a Pentacostal minister, a gospel singer, commercial artist, lecturer & a painter. Robert currently lives in Phoenix, AZ. When Robert was eight years old, he was inspired to paint by his grandfather.
     In an effort to preserve & communicate the Kiowa culture & way of life, Robert uses stories learned from his grandfather & the tribal elders as subjects for his artwork. Robert works in oil, acrylics, watercolor, gouache, pencil, pastel, pen & ink, & prints.
     Robert has exhibited & won numerous awards at various Art shows, including the American Indian Exposition (Anadarko, OK), the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonials (Gallup, NM), the Colorado Indian Market (Denver, CO) & the Red Cloud Indian Art show (Pine Ridge, SD). Robert's artwork is featured in numerous private & public art collections, including the Anadarko (OK) High School Auditorium, the United States Dept. of the Interior (Washington, D.C.), the Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD), the Denver Art Museum (Denver, CO), the Heritage Center, Inc. Collection (Pine Ridge, SD), the Heard Museum (Phoenix, AZ) & the Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.). In 1987, Ralph oliver cited Robert's paintings as "one of the best investments in Indian Art".
 
 
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Williams, David

Place of Birth: 
Lawton, OK
Place of Death: 
Tulsa, OK.

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Biograhy:
 
     David Emmett Williams is a descendent of the famous Kiowa war chief Satanka (Sitting Bear). David's father Emmett Williams was a noted Indian singer & leather designer. David studied art at Bacone College (Muskogee, OK). He worked as a factory worker, a teacher of Indian Culture, a traditlonal dancer & singer, & as a painter. David made his home in Tahlequah, OK.
     As a young boy, David first picked up a paint brush after watching his elders painting. He did not become a serious painter until 1959. David worked in acrylic, tempera, gouache, pencil & prints. David estimated that he had painted over 2,000 paintings before losing his eyesight to diabetes in 1981. During his final years, David continued to sing at powwows when his health allowed, even though he was undergoing dialysis treatments.
     David exhibited extensively, with solo exhibitions at the Heard Museum (Phoenix, AZ), the Southwest Museum (Los Angeles, CA), the Southern plains Indian Museum & Craft Center (Anadarko, OK) & the Tryons Gallery (London, England). David won numerous awards at the American Indian Exposition (Anadarko, OK), the Trail of Tears Art show at the Cherokee National Museum (Tahlequah, OK), the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonials (Gallup, NM) & the Philbrook Museum of Art (Tulsa, OK). David also exhibited at the Arizona State Museum at the University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), the Mccombs Gallery at Bacone College (Muskogee, OK), the Bismark National Indian Art Show (Bismark, ND), the First Annual National American Indian Art Exposition (Charlotte, NC), the Laguna Gloria Art Museum (Austin, TX), the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art (Owensboro, KY) & the United States Dept. of the Interior (Washington, D.C.). In 1972, David participated in the Contemporary Southern Plains Indian Painting Exhibition tour sponsored by the Southern Plains Indian Museum & the Oklahoma Indian Arts & Crafts Co-operative (Anadarko, OK). In 1980, David designed the Bacone college Centennial Logo. In 1983, David was inducted into the Bacone College Alumni Hall of Fame.
     Numerous private & public art collections feature artwork by David Williams, including the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History & Art (Tulsa, OK), the Heard Museum (Phoenix, AZ), the Philbrook Museum of Art (Tulsa, oK),the Southwest Museum (Los Angeles, CA) & the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, D.C.).
 
 
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Cactus Flower

Robert Redbird Sr. _ Catus Flower
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Description: 
 
A woman is sitting wrapped in a blanket behind a piece of pottery looking at a cactus flower.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Artist: 
Tribe(s)/Pueblo(s): 
Kiowa
Copyright: 
1993 RRB
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Image Size: 
26 w x 19.5 h
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Market Day

Robert Redbird Sr. _ Market Day
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Description: 
 
A Indian matriarch, wrapped in a vibrant red blanket, sits behind a piece of blackware pottery.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Artist: 
Tribe(s)/Pueblo(s): 
Kiowa
Copyright: 
1991 RRB
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Image Size: 
14.75 w x 20.75 h
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