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Turtle Mountain North Dakota Indian Pottery Bowl (Anna LaFrombois)
Rare Turtle Mountain Indian Pottery terra cotta colored bowl. Nice, hand thrown form. There is as shallow chip to the rim as well as a few small nicks to the rim as seen in photos. No other chips, cracks, damage or repair of any kind. Bottom marked with Turtle Mt. Indian Pottery, Belcourt, N.D., turtle logo and signed by potter Anna LaFrombois. Bowl is 2 1/4" tall and 4 3/4" wide. Turtle Mountain pottery was produced by Native American children enrolled at the Belcourt School on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation and they were the first in the state of North Dakota to make simple pottery under a plan developed by Miss Margaret Cable of UNC. She put a course together after first hand study of how the Southwestern Indians made their world famous pottery with only their hands, the native clay and liberal supplies of cow dung for firing. The first pieces were for sale in 1936 and it is believed to have only been in existence for a few years and possibly ending in 1942.