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About Website

This website was created by Richard Pearce, Professor of English, Emeritus, Wheaton College, and Visiting Curator of George Flett's ledger art exhibit, Balancing Tribal Accounts (January 29th to March 12th, 2003, in the Beard Gallery of the Wheaton College Fine Arts Center in Norton, Massachusetts).

The website will be updated when new pictures become available. To be notified of an update, write to

A video of the exhibit can be obtained by scholars, educational institutions, or libraries for educational purposes, at cost, by writing to

Until I retired in 2001, I taught modern literature, multicultural American fiction, and film at Wheaton College for 37 years. I published seven books and many articles on modern literature, particularly on James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and William Faulkner.

I met George Flett while visiting the Spokane reservation in November of 2001 and, putting my other research projects on what is now permanent hold, I have been studying and writing on ledger art since then. Since 2005, I have been reading, writing, and giving papers about women and ledger art. In 2006, I gave a paper at the Plains Indian Museum Seminar at the Buffalo Bill Center, Cody, Wyoming, on Sharron Ahtone Harjo, Colleen Cutschall, Linda Haukaas, and Dolores Purdy Corcoran. I am now working on a book called Women and Ledger Art.


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