Oscar Howe was a Yanktonai Dakota artist primarily known for his casein and tempera paintings. Howe's work was so influential that he is credited with paving the way for contemporary Native American art. Additionally, Howe's work blended traditional Sioux "straight line" painting with the Native American art style, Tohokmu. According to Howe, he wanted his work to depict the contemporary realities of his tribal culture.
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