Albert Ferris was born on the Turtle Mountain
Chippewa Indian Reservation in 1939. He spent much of his life in
pursuit of perfecting his art, which he saw as a way to help promote and
preserve his traditional culture and heritage. He was talented in
illustration, painting, and sculpture. His best works are now in
private collections, but he has selections of his work at the Smithsonian
Institute and Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and a permanent collection
is kept at the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Heritage Center in Belcourt North
Dakota. In 1983, he was chosen as one of the best American Indian
artists and was honored by President Reagan during the Night of the
First Americans. His talent was ended by his unfortunate
death in 1986.
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