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Women at work: South Dakota Native American Artist

“My first art show was showing a small buffalo painting with my father at the Northwest Bank on Main Street in Chamberlain in 1964 at the age of 10,” said artist Alfreda Beartrack-Algeo.


Born into an artistic family, Beartrack-Algeo has always had a “eye” for art-- especially painting.


“My earliest memories of art were intensely drawing stick people and tipis on our walls at the age of four. Instead of scolding me, my father took me in his studio and sat me down with a few of his old brushes, discarded paints and a blank Masonite board and let me go. I have been an artist ever since,” she said.


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