Plains Indian Artifacts:
A Collaboration by Franz Brown with Larry Belitz

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An important aspect of the photography of Franz Brown has been his work with master craftsman Larry Belitz of South Dakota. Belitz spent many years teaching on the Pine Ridge Reservation (Lakota) in South Dakota. He made a special effort to preserve Lakota the knowledge for the production of various artifacts including the preparation of buffalo hides using traditional tanning methods and the use of quillwork from preparation of the quills to their final assembly as an element in clothing, pipe bags and so forth.

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Works by Larry Belitz: Sioux Replications.
Replications for Touring Exhibit: Lewis and Clark, Gifts of the Mandan

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