The Indian Sign Language, W.P. Clark, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, 1982: cover.
Apaches: A History and Culture Portrait, James L. Haley, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, 1981: cover.
Native American culture entered Joe Beeler’s life as early as 4 or 5 years old when his parents took him to a Fourth of July powwow at Devil’s Promenade in Quapaw, Oklahoma. The event and several other connections—his great-grandmother was Cherokee—reverberated throughout Beeler’s life. “I can still see all the bright colors and hear the sounds of that day. The pulsating beat of the drum, the singing and the sound of the dancers with their bells keeping constant rhythm to the songs,” the artist says in Joe Beeler: Life of a Cowboy Artist. “The seed was planted in me early for the love of the Indian way of life.”
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