Bacone college


A four-year liberal arts college, it was founded in 1880 in Muskogee, Oklahoma by the American Baptist Church. In 2005, Bacone College was accredited as a four-year college. It has been a source of education, including art study, for many Native-American young people, especially of the Five Nations: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole. Included among those students are artists Woodrow "Woody Crumbo", Dick West, Fred Beaver, Brent Greenwood, Merlin Little Thunder, Alfred Momaday, Diane O'Leary, Virginia Stroud, Darwin Tsoodle and Chief Terry Saul. Sources:; AskART biographies;;