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Big Bear

John Calihoo

Carry the Kettle

Dave Crowchild

James Gladstone






Red Crow

Shot Both Sides

Sitting Bull

Marie Rose Smith

Star Blanket

Henry Bird Steinhauer

Sweet Grass

Gerald Tailfeathers

Tom Three Persons

Gerald Tailfeathers, Blood Artisan

Gerald Tailfeathers, Blood Artist

Gerald Tailfeathers was born on the Blood reserve in Southern Alberta in 1925. His work as an artist began when he received a scholarship to the Banff School of Fine Arts. He also attended the Provincial Institute of Art and Technology in Calgary. Initially, he worked as a draftsman for an oil company in Calgary. His work as an artist has been displayed at Expo '67, the Calgary Stampede and Place d'Arts in Montreal. His art work have been exhibited throughout Canada, and one painting was featured in an American magazine. Tailfeathers can also add illustration to his many successes as he illustrated the award winning children's book The White Calf in 1965. Many of his works have been signed as Gerald T. Feathers.



















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