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Rosebud Yellow Robe

Today I went to the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City with Linda & a 4-year-old granddaughter from her side of our family. This stunning large painting, “Rosebud” by Ann McCoy, (1989, colored pencil on canvas), caught my eye, plus the story of the woman who is represented–Rosebud Yellow Robe. Born in 1907 in Rapid City, South Dakota, Rosebud Yellow Robe was a daughter of Chief Chauncey Yellow Robe. After attending the University of South Dakota, she moved to New York City and became a successful cabaret artist performing Indian dances. Her multifaceted career included teaching archery at Jones Beach State Park, speaking at the American Museum of Natural History, sharing Native American stories, crafts and games with New York City schoolchildren, and appearing regularly on “Aunt Susan,” a CBS radio program from children. She died in 1992.

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