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Native American & Alaska Native Heritage Month: CUC Library Resources

Interested in learning more about Native American & Alaska Native Heritage Month? You have come to the right place.

Klinck Memorial Library Resources

 

 

 

 

 Come to the Klinck Memorial Library and check out materials from our collection that we have on display!

 

Want to check out other books on indigenous people?
Look in our catalog.

 

Not sure where to locate these materials?
Come to the library!
 
708-209-3053
library@cuchicago.edu
 
We are here to help you!

 

Check out all of of these books from other libraries.

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Reach out to the library if you need help!

708-209-3053
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View the Library's collection of Woody Crumbo artwork.

Located on the second floor along the east wall and slideshow on the left.

 

What you should know about Woody Crumbo...

Woody Wilson Crumbo (1912 - 1989) was the son of an Indian mother and a French father. He had a remarkable life. He was orphaned at age seven, yet earned a high school scholarship to the Wichita American Indian Institute. He continued his schooling at Wichita University where he studied painting and drawing.  While studying art, he supported himself as a Native American dancer touring reservations across the United States.

In 1939, the U.S. Department of the Interior commissioned him to paint murals on the walls of a building in Washington D.C.  He was also commissioned to paint two murals in the battleship the U.S.S. Oklahoma which were destroyed when the battleship was attacked at Pearl Harbor. His artwork can be found in the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

In the 1950's he took up prospecting and found deposits of ore worth millions. He became a major stockholder in Taos Uranium and Exploration Corp. He then went on to become the Assistant Director of the El Paso, TX Museum of Art and briefly its Director.

He then left to pursue art and humanitarian efforts aiding the Isleta Pueblo Indians of New Mexico and donating money to help the Potawatomi build a cultural heritage center.  In 1978 he was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. He is remembered as a creator and promoter of Native American art.

Sources:

“Collections Search.” National Museum of the American Indian |, https://americanindian.si.edu/collections-search/search?edan_q=woody+crumbo. 

“Woodrow Crumbo.” Smithsonian American Art Museum, https://americanart.si.edu/artist/woodrow-crumbo-1059. 

“Woody Crumbo.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 7 Sept. 2021, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woody_Crumbo.