OKGenWeb Notice: These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization or persons. Presentation here does not extend any permissions to the public. This material may not be included in any compilation, publication, collection, or other reproduction for profit without permission.
The creator copyrights ALL files on this site. The files may be linked to but may not be reproduced on another site without specific permission from the OKGenWeb Coordinator, [okgenweb@cox.net], and their creator. Although public information is not in and of itself copyrightable, the format in which they are presented, the notes and comments, etc. are. It is, however, permissible to print or save the files to a personal computer for personal use ONLY.

Indian Pioneer Papers - Index

Indian Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma
Date: October 13, 1937
Name: Mr. Acee Blue Eagle
Post Office:  Bacone, OK
Tribe: Creek-Pawnee
Date of Birth:  August 17
Place of Birth:  Anadarko, Caddo County
Father:  W. S. McIntosh
Information on Father:
Mother:  Martha Blue Eagle McIntosh
Information on Mother:
Field Worker:  R. B. Thomas
Interview #8895

Acee Blue Eagle, three-quarters Creek-Pawnee was born in Anadarko, now living at Bacone College, Bacone, near Muskogee.

He is one of the foremost Indian Artists and one who has done much to secure recognition by national and international critics of Indian Art.  He is now art director of Bacone College where he began his career as a cartoonist and illustrator for the American Indians.  He attended Bacone two years, Haskell and Chilocco and finished his education at the University of Oklahoma.

Fourth place was awarded to his painting, Indian Ball Game, in 1932 in a Los Angeles exhibit and eight paintings were on exhibition at the Chicago Century of Progress in 1934.  These paintings are now in the Indian Trading Post, Chicago, and Youngers Art Galleries, Chicago and one picture is in the art galleries at the Oklahoma University, Norman.  There is also a picture in the Oklahoma College for Women at Chickasha.  The Lions club of Oklahoma presented one of Blue Eagle's paintings to the battle ship Oklahoma in 1935.

He conducted a series of lectures at the International Educational Conference at Oxford, England, lecturing throughout Holland and France.  Governor Marland invited him to be one of the exhibitors at the exhibition building, New York City, 1936, where only a few outstanding artists were so invited.

Acee Blue Eagle was born August 17 at Anardarko, Caddo County, son of W. S. and Martha Blue Eagle McIntosh. He has been elected to the Indian Hall of Fame in Washington. He is an outstanding artist of the Nation and Oklahoma is proud of him.  The Indians are natural artists.

Submitted to OKGenWeb by Brenda Choate <bcchoate@yahoo.com> November 2000.