Ledger Art Display at LPTC, by Mr. Mette


    The artists in the two Art II classes have work on display at the Angel DeCora Museum on the campus of Little Priest Tribal College. This is the second year this class has been asked to display ledger art images by museum curator Ben Crawford.

    Ledger art is unique to Native culture. The images come from drawings made on book keeper’s ledger books or any other type of paper. As contact with whites became more prevalent, native artists recorded their battle exploits, ceremonies, and cultural stories as a visual record.

    The students researched the native artists and created images that reflect that personal research. They used drawing, painting and collage on a wide variety of paper supports including road maps, music sheets, business worksheets, newspaper, and old cereal boxes.

    The students showing work are Austin Armell, Aiden Bear, Zaiden Bernie, Cherish Flyinghawk, Devin Spears, Danian Spears, Sadina Gilpin, Kyliah Parker, Amethyst Coz, Timory James, Elizah Masquat, Teala Walker, Tasia Walker, Jamison Robinson, Kellen Crossbear, Roulon Redhorn, and Zeke Sharpback-Lujan. The work will be on display during the month of February at the museum.

    Stop up and check out these unique artworks.


    Mr. Mette, art instructor