Howard Blue Bird has won at least four awards for his work, including the Humor Award at the 2020 52nd Annual Red Cloud Indian Art Show. Everything Howard exhibits and sells is his original work. He is self-taught with a natural talent and is confident in his exacting and minimalist style. Howard works primarily in pen and colored pencil and also does etching on mirrors. “My artwork is how I make ends meet,” says Blue Bird. “All the little amounts provide food. I’m supporting a grandson now and have supported several grandchildren as well as my wife and I. My artwork provides energy toward everyday life for me.” Howard Blue Bird was born in 1954 and is 4/4th Teton Oglala Lakota. He lives with his wife Theresa Red Feather just outside of Pine Ridge.