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Release Date: 06/01/11
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins    
  307-261-7603    

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center Presents Art Show,
"Reservation Creations: A Native American Youth Art Exhibition"


The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) is displaying an exhibit that features youth artists from Wyoming Indian High School, located in the Wind River Indian Reservation, Ethete, Wyo.

 Antelope sculpture by Devon Farmer.

 Creation story sculpture by Jayson Ferris.

“Reservation Creations” opens on June 11 and will run through Sept. 4.

The exhibit includes 40 ceramic sculptures, or totems, along with watercolors representing animals and insects. The totems include stories and descriptions of the animals and insects, written by the artists.

Cleve Bell, an art teacher at Wyoming Indian High School, coordinated the exhibit with his art students.

Bell had his students pull the names of animals and insects out of a pot. Students then researched background information on their creatures, shaped them into clay totems, wrote stories, and painted watercolors.

“My students have risen to the occasion with determination, perseverance and just plain hard work,” Bell said. “I feel privileged to be a part of the orchestration. Once again, my students here at Wyoming Indian High School have made me proud.”

Bell worked closely with staff at the NHTIC to produce “Reservation Creations.” “This exhibit provided us the opportunity to show off the talent and creativity of young Native American artists,” said Alex Rose, an interpreter at the NHTIC.

The artwork is available for sale, with part of the proceeds benefiting the National Historic Trails Center Foundation.

For more information about the exhibit, contact Alex Rose at (307) 261-7780.

The NHTIC is a part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). The areas of the NLCS are specifically designed to conserve, protect and restore the exceptional scientific, natural, cultural, ecological, historical, and recreation values of these treasured landscapes.

The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, Wyo.

Mountain goat sculpture by Karalynn Goggles. Mountain goat sculpture by Karalynn Goggles. Bobcat sculpture by Trevor Williamson.

The NHTIC is a part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). The areas of the NLCS are specifically designed to conserve, protect and restore the exceptional scientific, natural, cultural, ecological, historical, and recreation values of these treasured landscapes.

The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, Wyo.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 06-01-2011