biography of David Pendleton OAKERHATER (c.1843-1931)

Profession: Artist

Exhibited: "Beyond the Prison Gates: The Fort Marion Experience and its Artistic Legacy," organized by the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 1993.

Work: Mass. Hist. Soc., Boston, MA; St. Augustine Hist. Soc. Library, St. Augustine, FL; Smithsonian Inst., Wash., DC; Yale Univ., Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Lib., New Haven, CT

Comments: He was a member of the Cheyenne tribal nation. His native name translates as "Making Medicine." Preferred media: pencil and crayon.

Sources: info. courtesy of Donna Davies, Fred Jones Jr. Mus. Art, Univ. of Okla.