Michael Chiago, Sr. is a Tohono O’odham/Pima – Maricopa watercolor artist and illustrator. He was born in the Kohatk Village on the Tohono O’odham reservation in Arizona. He performed as an Indian fancy dancer at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Chiago also served in the United States Marines in Vietnam. Many of Chiago’s paintings provide a glimpse into the traditions of the O’odham, based in part on his recollections of growing up on the reservation, as well as the stories told by his tribal elders.