Untitled (Indian Portrait)


Note the colors and fine detail in this Archie Blackowl portrait. Archie Blackowl lived in Oklahoma. When he was seven years old, the U.S. government placed Archie into an Indian boarding school. “When I was seven years old they took me to this damn Indian school and we had to stand in line and they cut my hair off. They just cut my braids off and threw them into a box with all the other children’s braids. It was hard being an Indian in them days.” Archie Blackowl’s works are included in the permanent collections of a number of public institutions, including the Gilcrease and Philbrook museums in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the Sequoyah Research Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.