Art: No Tomahawk

Along with many another prominent Oklahoman, Oil Millionaire Thomas Gilcrease takes quiet pride in having had an Indian grandmother. Last week he was honoring his heritage by giving fellow Tulsans a look at Indian history. The first public show of the six-year-old Thomas Gilcrease Foundation (in the township of Black Dog, on a hill overlooking Tulsa) consisted of 170 paintings of Indians and the West, including some by Frederic Remington, Robert Henri and the tireless 19th Century documentor of Indian life, George Catlin.

At 59, Gilcrease speaks with the doeskin softness of the Creek...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!