New Exhibition Featuring Teri Dahle (Blackfeet)

Last edited 01/24/2022



August 6, 2015 - BROWNING, MONTANA: The Museum of the Plains Indian, administered by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board of the U.S. Department of the Interior, will feature an exhibit of photography by Teri DahleThe exhibition will run from August 14 to October 16, 2015.  On August 14, an opening reception will be held for the exhibit from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The reception is free and open to the public. 


Could Have Been 80.

Digital Photograph.

© 2013 Teri Dahle


Teri Dahle, an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe, is a skilled photographer and graphic artist.  Born in Browning, Montana, Teri was raised in the Glacier County region.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business Instruction from Montana State University.  She now lives in Cut Bank, Montana, where she pursues her photography career along with her spouse Dennis Dahle, an enrolled member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe. 


Teri has been photographing rodeo culture for 14 years, capturing over 1 million images during that time.  Over the course of her career she has traveled throughout the United States and Canada to photograph many of the major Indian rodeos.  She draws inspiration from the long history of photographers of the American West, specifically rodeo photographers like Jim Goodstriker.  Teri strives to show the outside world the people, beauty, and culture that are rooted in reservation life.  Both Teri and her husband come from horse cultures, and their work reflects the connection found between horses and people. For 15 years she has honed her photographic techniques in order to achieve great compositions.  Within the last three years she has expanded her work into the area of graphic arts.  In doing so, she uses her skills as a photographer to incorporate multiple images to build a final composition. 

Chiefs at Heart Butte Celebration. Digital Photograph.  © 2014 Teri Dahle
Chiefs at Heart Butte

Digital Photograph. 
© 2014 Teri Dahle


Her artwork has been featured in the Cowboys and Indians magazine, and she has been the official photographer for the Indian National Finals Rodeo on five occasions.  Recently, Teri’s images were included in the First Peoples Juried Art Exhibit at the Carle Gallery in Butte, Montana, and the prestigious Icons of the West Exhibit at the Dana Gallery in Missoula, Montana.


Teri’s exhibited artwork is available for purchase through the Blackfeet Indian Market at the Museum of the Plains Indian.  Prices for the artwork in the exhibition can be obtained by contacting the Blackfeet Indian Market at 406-845-8986.  To purchase artwork after the exhibit closes, please contact Teri Dahle directly at 406-845-8052, or


* Exhibition brochure


The Museum of the Plains Indian, managed by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, U.S. Department of the Interior, is located at 19 Museum Loop Rd, Browning, MT 59417.  For admission fees and hours of operation, please call the Museum of the Plains Indian at 406-338-2230.

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