For three years now, Missoula (Mont.) artist Greg Millar has been seeking the man in the photo above. He used the photo as the basis for “Home of the Brave,” a large stone and glass mural that once hung in the Governor’s Mansion in Helena, the Missoulian’s Joe Nickell writes here.
The photo was shot by Millar’s friend Patrick Clark at the Fort Missoula Powwow in 1991.
“It was one of those great moments where it was evening light on a gorgeous summer day and the great colors of the dancer,” recalls Clark. “So it turned out to be a really neat photograph
Here’s why it’s important. Millar had always vowed that if he sold “Home of the Brave,” he’d donate half the proceeds to a charity of the dancer’s choice.
Now he’s sold it for around $7,200.
“I worked on this thing for eight or nine months, and so I had a lot of time to think about what had inspired me about the picture, and what I should do if I sell it,” says Millar.
“This is a promise I made to myself at the time, and now that it’s sold, I’d like to go through with that.”
Anyone who thinks he or she can identify the dancer can call Millar at (406) 728-6062.