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Portrait of a woman in traditional Native American dress, circa 1925 July 9. Photo by Clyfford Still. Courtesy the Clyfford Still Archives. © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY
Clyfford Still, PD-89, 1936 (detail). Graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in. Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO.
Portrait of a woman identified as Nellie Friedlander, circa June 1936. Photo by Clyfford Still. Courtesy the Clyfford Still Archives. © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY.
Clyfford Still, PD-95, 1936 (detail). Graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in. Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO.

Into the Archives: Photography from the Colville Reservation Program Recording

In 1937, Clyfford Still co-founded an artists’ colony in Nespelem, the Indian Agency on the Colville Reservation in Washington state. Beginning in 1936, Still sketched and photographed the Native Americans whose livelihoods had been negatively impacted by the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam by the United States government. Washington State University professor and Colville Confederated Tribes member Michael Holloman and CSM Associate Digital Archivist Milo Carpenter shed light on the creation and context of these photographs. Presented in partnership with Denver Month of Photography.

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