Turtle Mountain North Dakota Indian Pottery Carved Bowl Emma Parisien
Extremely rare Turtle Mountain Belcourt, North Dakota Indian Pottery carved floral bowl. EXCELLENT CONDITION. Harmless rub to inner rim, tiny fleck to body and a tip of crayon sized nick on base ring that is likely factory done. No other chips, cracks, damage or repair of any kind. Bottom marked with Turtle Mt. Indian Pottery, Belcourt, N.D. and signed by potter Emma Parisien. Bowl is 1 1/2" tall and 4" wide. This 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 University of North Dakota. 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.