April 08, 2007

Singers' hall of fame

Keepers of the songs honored at Indian Hall of FamePretty Paint, 47, has long thought there should be a way to recognize and commemorate the most influential creators and keepers of the songs.

A couple of years ago, he did something about it. He and his wife Iris got the go-ahead from University of Montana officials to create the Montana Indian Hall of Fame on campus.

Theirs is the only hall of fame for Indian singers and dancers in America, and one of a very few of any kind for Natives. If it proceeds as planned, it'll reach beyond the scope of music to politics, sports and leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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