Architectural Drawings by Denby Deegan, Native American Architect (NDSU Alum) exhibit

Where: Flakoll Gallery Renaissance Hall, 650 Northern Pacific Ave, Fargo, ND 58102.
When: October 25–November 5, 2021. 8:30 am - 5: pm daily
Thanks to the NDSU Library, Regional Archives, and the Memorial Union Gallery.


About Denby M. Deegan, Surrounded by Enemy. Read more:

Denby M. Deegan (1941-2018), Surrounded by Enemy, was a member of North Dakota’s Three Affiliated Tribes, also known as the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation (MHA Nation), and also specifically of the Arikara and Hunkpapa Sioux tribe. Deegan’s name, Surrounded by Enemy, was given to him by Grandma Circle of Tents Good Woman, a cousin of Sitting Bull. His mother was the daughter of the last reigning Arikara Chief, White Shield. Prior to attending NDSU, he was educated at schools on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation; in Marty, South Dakota; in Garrison, North Dakota for high school; and at Bismarck Junior College (now Bismarck State College) where he received an associate degree in engineering.

Mr. Deegan had a distinguished career as one of the first Native American registered architects in the United States and in North Dakota. His career spanned 45 years and included work throughout the country, the majority of which was in North Dakota and Montana. Much of his work incorporated themes and motifs of Arikara culture and heritage. Deegan was a founding member of the American Indian Council of Architects and Engineers (AICAE), a non-profit organization designed to encourage and mentor the development of Native American architects and engineers. 

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