Arthur Amiotte

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Oglala Lakota painter, collage artist, author, and educator from South Dakota

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According to Wikipedia, Arthur Douglas Amiotte is an Oglala Lakota Native American painter, collage artist, educator, and author. Biography Arthur Amiotte was born on March 25, 1942, in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. He was given the name Warpa Tanka Kuciyela or Low Black Bird as an infant, but received his second Lakota name in 1972. Amiotte's parents are Walter Douglas Amiotte and Olive Louise Mesteth. One of his aunts is Lakota artist Emma E. Amiotte. His great-grandfather Standing Bear was at the Battle of Little Big Horn. Amiotte lived in the reservation until he was six and then visited it during summers up to the age of 15.

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