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Trail of Tears mural unveiled in Arkansas

Trail of Tears mural – Museum of Native American History

Artist Johnnie Diacon created a three-panel mural installation for the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville, Arkansas, that depicts the Trail of Tears. The work was unveiled on the south exterior wall of the museum May 8. Diacon is an enrolled member of the Mvskoke (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, the Raprakko Etvlwa (Thlopthlocco Tribal Town) and he is Ecovlke (Deer Clan). He studied the flat style of Indian painting under master artist Ruthe Blalock Jones (Delaware/Shawnee/Peoria) at Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

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