"The Native Artist Behind Nebraska's First People License Plates," by Cindy Lange-Kubick, Journal-Star newspaper, Lincoln, Nebraska, July 13, 2019
Long before Donel Keeler saw his art staring back at him from the bumpers of automobiles, he saw it hanging in Morrill Hall and earning prizes at Native art shows.
Colorful scenes of buffalo and antelope and Indian hunters — created in the ledger art style — black and white shield paintings bordered with tipis and Native symbolism.
Keeler lives in Omaha. He’s 67 and has stage 4 liver cancer.
He had already been diagnosed with the disease in 2016, the year he drove to Lincoln for the annual Standing Bear bre
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