Fort Peck Indian Reservation Art

At Dwell on Design 2015, Make It Right is filling our show home with rare and beautiful pieces made by artists of the Fort Peck Tribes. You can bid on one of these stunning pieces – and support Native American artists and Make It Right.

Ledger Art

Ledger art is a term for Plains Indian narrative drawing or painting on paper or cloth. The term comes from the accounting ledger books that were a common source of paper for Plains Indians during the late 19th century, upon the arrival of traders, government agents and missionaries.

Ledger art flourished primarily from the 1860s to the 1920s – and is still maintained today by artists like Darryl Growing Thunder.

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Living As One by Darryl Growing Thunder

 

 

Prairie Chicken Dance by Darryl Growing Thunder

Prairie Chicken Dance by Darryl Growing Thunder

 

 

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Buffalo Hunt by Darryl Growing Thunder

 

 

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Morning Song by Darryl Growing Thunder

 

 

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Enduring Spirit by Darryl Growing Thunder

Star Quilt

Native American tribes from the Great Plains use star quilts as both a practical replacement of buffalo robes and a storytelling device. The star quilt medium is one of the traditional art forms popular among the Assiniboine and Sioux tribes of NE Montana.

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Star quilt by Rose Atkinson / diamond willow branch carved by Tribal Elder Jerome First