Woodrow Wilson Crumbo and the oilman Thomas Gilcrease met for the first time at the Mayo Hotel in Tulsa in 1945. Gilcrease would eventually persuade the young Crumbo to join him as an artist-in-residence at the nascent Thomas Gilcrease Museum. Potawama, French, and German by birth, Crumbo was orphaned young and fostered within various native traditions. His genius knew no tribal boundaries, but he supported and promoted Indian art and artists through his life, as an educator, director of the Bacone College, consultant to Gilcrease, and early adopter of print making methods that expanded the audience for Native fine art. Gilcrease Museum has the honor of possessing the largest body extant of his delightful and finely crafted work, which is celebrated and interpreted within the pages of this book.