For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw

November 11, 2016 – June 4, 2017

Jerry Poolaw (Kiowa), on leave from duty in the Navy. Anadarko, Oklahoma, ca. 1944. 45HPF173
© 2014 Estate of Horace Poolaw. Reprinted with permission.

National Museum of the American Indian
4th Street and Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Third Floor Floor Plan

For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw is a retrospective of work by photographer Horace Poolaw (Kiowa, 1906–1984), whose black-and-white images document Native Americans of rural Oklahoma with affection while providing insight into the values of community life of his time. Through the themes of portraiture, community, family, military, and performance, the exhibition gives a glimpse of Native life in 20th-century Oklahoma.