Mitchell Museum
of the American Indian

3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201

Through the Eyes of the Eagle:

Illustrating Healthy Living for Children

February 12 - May 22, 2011


Sixty-five original watercolor paintings and illustrations from the popular Eagle Book series of children's books focus on teaching young children about healthy living and diabetes prevention through traditional American Indian foods and physical activity. The four-part Eagle Books series was produced in collaboration with the Centers for disease Control and Prevention.


The Eagle Book series was written by health worker Georgia Perez and illustrated by two collaborating Native American artists. Patrick Rolo (Bad River Band of Ojibwe, Wisconsin) sketched the scenes for the books in pencil and Lisa A. Fifield (Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin, Black Bear Clan) painted the sketches using watercolor. Rolo and Fifields's collaboration has resulted in beautiful artwork, drawing from both artists' cultural heritage. They chose the theme of diabetes awareness and prevention since the disease affects nearly 24 million people in the United States, but is a much higher risk for the Native American and Alaska Native Communities.    


Admission to the exhibit is included with museum admission, which is $5 for adults, $2.50 for seniors, students, teachers (with valid school ID), and children. Maximum admission per family is $10. For information, call 847-475-1030.

Tuesday – Saturday:
10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 12pm – 4pm

Adults: $5.00
Children, students,  teachers, seniors: $3.00 
Mitchell Members: FREE
Tribal Members: FREE



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